Illinois shifts into Phase 5 today.
The change means COVID restrictions are largely a thing of the past. Perhaps the most notable change will be no more capacity limits at venues from convention halls to baseball stadiums. IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says this should make summer much more enjoyable.
Masks will still be required on public transportation and in most health care settings. Ezike says if you feel more secure wearing a mask feel free to keep it on no matter where you are.