Phase 3 – What’s Open in Lake County

This information is being provided as a resource for our readers. Ultimately it is up to you what you and your family will do and if you choose to go out. If you have a fever or are feeling ill please stay home and contact a medical professional. 

Illinois will move into Phase 3 of reopening on Friday, May 29, 2020. What does that mean and what will be opening? We went through the guidelines to give you this summarized list. See the full guidelines at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.

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Phase 3 re-opening includes businesses reopening and group gatherings of up to 10 people. We must continue to social distance, frequently wash our hands, and wear face coverings when in public places where social distancing guidelines cannot be meet. 

What’s Open in Illinois Phase 3:

  • Retail: including clothing stores and shopping malls at half the capacity.
  • Barbershops & Salons including nail salons and other personal care services, reservations only no walk-ins.
  • Education & Childcare limited child care and summer programs, remote learning in P-12 schools, and higher education.
  • State Parks open, park activities limited to groups of 10 or fewer with social distancing.
  • Bars & Restaurants delivery, pick-up, and drive-thru. Outdoor dining areas may be open if social distancing can be maintained and groups must be of six or fewer. 
  • Gyms & Health Clubs may open for one-on-one personal training and outdoor classes for up to 10 people.
  • Tennis Courts Indoor and outdoor tennis facilities are open with controls in place.
  • Boating & Fishing boating allowed with capacity restrictions (see guidelines) fishing is permitted with social distancing and appropriate licenses.
  • Camping with up to 10 people.
  • Golf courses are open and players may be grouped in foursomes. Driving ranges and putting greens can open at 50% capacity. Golf carts are permitted for individuals of the same household. Clubhouses remain closed.
  • Youth Sports are limited to drills, practices, and lessons that do not involve contact between individuals and allow for social distancing. No competitive games allowed.
  • Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles is opening on June 1 & 2 – it will ONLY be handling expired drivers licenses and ID cards, new drivers, and vehicle transactions. See CyberDrive Illinois for full details. 

Park District Openings in Phase 3

Individual Park Districts have announced the following openings: 
Updated 6/3/2020

Park District of Highland Park

  • Disc Golf
  • Debbie Gottlieb Beitler Dog Park  – limited to 10 people at a time, one hour limit
  • Sunset Woods Skate Park – limited to 10 people
  • Rosewood Beach through June 19– the lower lot is open to residents only. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., swimming is not allowed.
  • Rosewood Beach – June 20 – August 16 Swimming will be allowed and lifeguards will be on duty. The maximum capacity will be 225.
  • Beginning June 13 Park Avenue Boating facility will be open for small craft launching only. Powerboat launching is tentatively scheduled for July 3.
  • Highland Park Golf Learning Center driving range and mini-golf courses are open.

Vernon Hills Park District

  • New Skate Park at Sullivan Community Center – limited to 10 skaters and a one hour limit.
  • Summer Day Camp will resume in modified versions.
  • Outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts, athletic fields, and the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex are open. 
  • Basketball courts, futsol court, and sand volleyball courts are not open.
  • Outdoor restrooms will open for the season the week of June 8.
  • Fishing and non-motorized boating (electric motors permitted) is also allowed in addition to canoes and kayaks.
  • Playgrounds are not open.

Deerfield Park District

  • Tennis Courts are open with a new reservation system
  • Summer Camp will be offered starting July 6

Buffalo Grove Park District

  • Happy Tails Dog Park is open
  • Tennis and pickleball courts and disc golf courses are open.

Grayslake Community Park District

  • Summer Camps will be running with changes. Additional details to be released next week.
  • Dance classes will all be virtual for the summer.
  • Junior Golf Camp will begin at the Grayslake Golf Course the week of June 8.
  • Outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts, disc golf courses, and athletic fields are open.
  • Basketball and sand volleyball courts are open for practice only, no pick-up games.
  • Playgrounds, Jones Island Beach and the Spray Park remain closed.

Gurnee Park District

  • Tennis/Pickleball courts are open.
  • Garden plots are open and a limited number sre still available.

Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation

  • Tennis courts are now open.
  • Basketball courts are open.

Lake Bluff Park District

  • Summer Camps will have limited spaces and open on June 15.
  • Paddle and tennis courts are open.

Lindenhurst Park District

  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts, disc golf, and skateboard/BMX complex are open.

Chicago Botanic Garden will have a limited reopening on June 9 allowing for guests to pre-register for an entry time and walk the perimeter walk. The rest of the garden is tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 24.

Village of Lake Villa

  • The boat launches at Glacier and Lehmann Parks are open. 
  • The skate park at Loffredo Park is open. 

Public Library Openings in Phase 3

Individual Public Libraries have announced the following openings: 
Updated 6/3/2020

Fox Lake District Library

  • Beginning June 8 they will begin accepting returns through the drive-through box only.
  • Beginning June 15 the library will begin no contact curbside pick up.

Antioch Public Library District

  • Book drops reopen on June 1

Lake Bluff Public Library

  • Offering curbside pickup starting June 15.

Cook Memorial Public Library District

  • Curbside hold pickup service is available at both library locations. Hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. See website for procedure.
  • Book returns will open on June 15, please take Tim in returning and note that no fines will be accessed until after September 1.

Barrington Area Library

  • Drive-up book return at the main library will open on June 8.

Deerfield Public Library

  • Parking Lot return bin opens June 1 and will accept returns Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 4-6:00 p.m.

Ela Area Public Library

  • Drive-up book return opens June 4, Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Drive-up holds pick-up will begin on June 8

Fremont Public Library

  • Curbside pick up will begin on June 15 for Fremont Card holders only.
  • They are not yet accepting returns of materials.

Glencoe Public Library

Grayslake Area Public Library

  • Book Drops are open for returns 24 hours June 1 – June 5. They will close at 6:00 p.m. on June 5 – 9:30 a.m. June 8.
  • Curbside pickup starts on Monday, June 8.

Highland Park Public Library

  • Beginning Monday, June 8 book may be returned during specific hours. Book drops will reopen on Monday, June 15.
  • Beginning on Monday, June 15 for grab and go pickup in the library vestibule.

Indian Trails Public Library District

  • Book slots are open for returns
  • Drive-up Window is open for returns and to pick up books placed on hold. Hours are June 8-12 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Starting on June 15 they will also be open Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12-5:00 p.m.

Lake Forest Library

  • Curbside pick up will begin June 3, during designated hours

We will add updates as we see them. Have news we missed? Share it in the comments!

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