In Governor Pritzker's five-phase plan to reopen the Illinois economy, a circumstance could arise where parents are allowed to return to work but their childcare facility may not be open.
Parents are concerned they may not have a place to send their kids but Governor JB Pritzker Thursday says 2,500 facilities remain open through the stay at home order. He notes they have established a task force to look at expanding that number.
The phase four guidelines for reopening childcare facilities from the Governor's plan states quote - "additional measures can be carefully lifted allowing for schools and child care programs to reopen with social distancing policies in place." Phase three employees that can return to work include factory workers, non-essential workers, bars and restaurant workers, personal care service workers such as barbers, health and fitness workers, and retail capacities will be increased.