Dear Illinois Film Community,
On June 22nd Governor Pritzker released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Working with public health officials and business representatives, guidelines were developed to keep workers and customers safe as the economy recovers. All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26 as the state continues to make significant progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan creates safety guidelines for the following permitted activities and businesses to resume, with capacity rules in place. For Film Production this will means no more than 50% of sound stage or filming location capacity; crowd scenes should be limited to 50 people or fewer. Complete guidelines can be found here.
A list of Illinois Department of Public Health COVID testing sites can be found here.
Since the stay at home order took effect, the Illinois Film Office has been fully operational, to processing tax credit applications and claims, and preparing location packages for future productions. If you would like to apply for our program, you may do so accordingly. Applications will continue to be processed on a first come, first served basis. If you have submitted or will be submitting a credit claim, claims will also continue to be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Thank you, be safe and stay healthy.
Director, Illinois Film Office
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