We’re days away!
All COVID-19 capacity limits on Illinois businesses, gatherings and events will be lifted this Friday!
Just in time for McHenry County’s beloved and fun-filled summer festival season, our businesses, events, amusements, and venues will be able to operate at full capacity. This is in addition to the bridge phase change that allows fully vaccinated people to resume public activities without masking, although masks will still be required for mass transit, hospitals, congregate settings, and schools and daycare centers.
This final Phase 5 also removes requirements that businesses institute mandatory social distancing in seated venues, as well as daily health screenings for employees and visitors; however, businesses are free to put additional mitigations in place if they so choose. You can read the new state guidelines for businesses and venues by clicking here.
We wouldn’t have reached this milestone without your cooperation, your understanding, and your patience – and for many of you, your desire to do your part by getting vaccinated to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your coworkers against the disease.
Although the numbers are very much moving in the right direction, we can’t afford to stumble back. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated, and you have no medical reason not to, we implore you to do so.
You can sign up for the vaccine at any number of private pharmacies, or through the McHenry County Department of Health. The MCDH is using a new online enrollment system effective today, which is just as easy as the one it replaced – read below to learn more.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, it’s effective, and it’s by far the best way to protect yourself, and protect against a resurgence.