Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FCPHD encourages all employers, businesses, houses of worship, and other community organizations that work with and serve the public to consider partnering with FCPHD to safely reopen. Essential businesses that have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic may also participate. FCPHD is open to communication with any local entity looking for guidance to protect their staff and the public they serve. Ford County entities interested in receiving information to help develop safety strategies, should call the FCPHD office at (217)379-9281, or email Please include the title of your business or organization, primary point(s) of contact, email address, and a telephone number. There is no deadline to submit this information, but FCPHD does encourage entities to be proactive.

Ford County Reopening Presentation

Missed the Reopening Virtual Presentation held on May 21, 2020? Don't worry. You can view the recorded presentation here: FCPHD Reopening Presentation Recording. Please note, the presentation does not begin until 7 minutes and 40 seconds into the recording. To avoid waiting, you may drag the time bar to the 7 minute 40 second mark.

You can also access a hard copy version of the presentation here: FCPHD Reopening Presentation Hard Copy.

Restore Illinois

Restore Illinois is a five-phased plan that will reopen the state guided by health metrics.  It recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of the state. Ford County is in the Central Region. For more information about Restore Illinois visit,


These reopening plans can be completed and submitted to Ford County Public Health Department for review.

Other Templates and Tools

Guidance and Recomendations





  • Agency on Aging
  • Community Care Coordination
  • DHS
  • CDC
  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services