The Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has assembled a planning framework to guide our community's ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Path Forward: A Roadmap for Resiliency is aimed at supporting the long-term success of businesses in Roscoe Village and helping ensure the resiliency of our community. This page will be updated frequently with resources and information to help businesses navigate the reopening and recovery periods.

Businesses can use the following resources to plan for reopening and recovery. This list will be updated frequently as more information is made available. Are there other resources you're using to guide your reopening plans? Email us at hello@rvchamber.org so we can share your tools with our business community.

Current Reopening Status: Phase 2

Updated 5/25/2020

Roscoe Village is currently in Phase 2 of the City of Chicago's reopening framework.

What's allowed in Phase 2?

  • Manufacturing: Essential manufacturing only

  • “Non-essential” businesses: Employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to work from home except for Minimum Basic Operations

  • Bars and restaurants: Open for delivery, pickup and drive-through only

  • Personal care services and health clubs: Closed

  • Retail: Essential stores are open with restrictions; Non-essential stores open for delivery and curbside pickup


When will Roscoe Village progress to Phase 3?

On May 22, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that Chicago is on track to be ready to move to Phase 3 of its reopening framework in early June given the progress on several key health metrics. The city has released additional guidance for businesses, so click here to view Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines.

Although reopening plans for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois are closely linked, Chicago may progress through the state's reopening plan at a slower rate than other municipalities. Roscoe Village businesses should follow announcements at all levels of government, while paying special attention to additional guidance that may be issued by the City of Chicago.

RVCC Recovery & Reopening Toolkit for Small Businesses

All Businesses

Guidelines for Opening America Back Up

A three-phased approach developed by the federal government to help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

Path Forward: A Roadmap for Resiliency

A document prepared by RVCC that provides a summary of government guidelines for reopening and lays the groundwork for how the Roscoe Village Chamber and local businesses can plan and prepare for the long-term resiliency of our community.

Implementing a National Return to Work Plan

This memo prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce explores some of the major implications of returning to work in this environment—ranging from workplace safety and employee rights to liability concerns and continued revenue disruptions.

Ready to Reopen Small Business Playbook

This guide is part of the U.S. Chamber’s new Reopening Business Digital Resource Center which contains new resources for business owners across America as they prepare to return to work.

Restore Illinois Reopening Plan

A five-phase plan focused on saving lives, livelihood, and safely reopening Illinois. This is the official guidance that will inform future decisions made by Gov. Pritzker about when non-essential businesses can start reopening, and what precautions will remain in place.

Protecting Chicago Framework

The official framework that the City will be using to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. Organized into five phases in alignment with the State of Illinois’ “Restore Illinois” plan, the plan will advise Chicagoans on how to safely exit from shelter-in-place while continuing to prioritize the health of our most vulnerable residents.

CDC Interim Guideance for Business & Employees

This interim guidance provided by the CDC may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings.

OSHA Guideance for Preparing Workplaces

OSHA developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.

Reopening Business Digital Resource Center

This Digital Resources Center provides the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. We will regularly update these tools and resources as new information becomes available.

American Express Stand for Small

Stand for Small is a one-stop shop provided by American Express with resources, offers, and tools from a growing group of companies that are helping small businesses get back to business.

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines

Phase 3 guidelines span 10 different industry categories. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.

City of Chicago Phase 3 Reopening


Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials, have developed industry-specific guidelines for safely operating within Phase III: Cautiously Reopen.

Restaurants & Bars

Reopening Guidance for the Restaurant Industry

The National Restaurant Association partnered with representatives of the Food and Drug Administration, academia, the Conference for Food Protection, Ecolab, public health officials and industry representatives to develop a set of opening and operating guidelines to help restaurants return to full operation safely when the time comes.

Restaurant Industry Blueprint for Recovery

The Restaurant Industry Blueprint for Recovery sets out a specific action plan that creates a targeted relief plan for the nation’s second largest private sector employer.

Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit for Restaurants + Bars

This resource provided by Streetsense is jam-packed with information, including capital management tactics, operational guidance to relaunch, and resources to help future-proof restaurants and bars.

CDC Flowchart for Bars & Restaurants

The purpose of this tool is to assist businesses in the food service industry, such as restaurants and bars, in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FDA Best Practices for the Food Service Industry

FDA is sharing information about best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers.

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Operation Open Doors

Led by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Seyfarth LLP, Operation Open Doors provides guidance and tools that NRF members can use as they navigate opening stores after this international health crisis. Areas for guidance on gradual reopenings include logistics, social distancing and safety issues, and how to bring employees back to the workforce.

Open for Business: A Blueprint for Shopping Safe

A mutually agreed upon blueprint toaccomplish three key objectives: (1) Protect our communities (2) Allow for the safe reopening of retail and (3) Establish clear expectations for employees and customers.

International Council on Shopping Centers

The following are general recommendations for you to consider when it comes time for your store or property to reopen. They should be used in conjunction with any guidelines or mandates in place within your locale.

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Salons, Spas, Wellness

Reboot Kit

From supporting your front desk to communicating your new cleaning protocols, this kit will break down exactly what you can be doing today and over the coming weeks to prepare for your business’s comeback.

Barbicide Course

Completing this free course takes less than an hour earning you a portfolio-ready certificate showing your dedication to infection control in salons, spas, and barbershops.


Reopening: Guidance for Hair & Nail Salons

Check out this reopening guide from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. 

PBA Back to Work Guidelines.

This Back-to-Work guidance  is designed to help make everyone more comfortable and safe once services resume in the salon and spa environments.


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