Various businesses will start reopening as part of the Restore Illinois plan beginning Friday.
State guidelines vary based upon the business and area. Winnebago County Health Department Director Sandra Martell said some things will remain the same.
“Every single one of us needs to be masking and using face covering when we’re out in public, social distancing of a minimum of six feet, sanitizing surfaces, frequent handwashing, and staying home when you’re sick,” she said.
Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney said the pace of reopening will vary greatly from place to place.
“We’re not going to be in a position to be fully reopened here on Friday, but we are further, and way further ahead than we were just a few weeks ago.”
Earlier in the month, Haney said the area was much more focused on hospital capacity and flattening the curve. He said progress there has helped greatly in moving toward reopening the economy.