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Chester businesses cautiously move into Phase 3

  • At Fashion Flair Hair Salon on Tuesday the available chairs were full. Client Susan Vasquez and stylist Kim Courtois are closest to the camera, while client Judy Laramore and stylist Teri Davitz are in the background.

    At Fashion Flair Hair Salon on Tuesday the available chairs were full. Client Susan Vasquez and stylist Kim Courtois are closest to the camera, while client Judy Laramore and stylist Teri Davitz are in the background.
    Judy Shields/Shots by Shields

  • Two customers take advantage of the outdoor tables set up at Tequila's on Tuesday. Angela Isom is at left; Jo Levery is right.

    Two customers take advantage of the outdoor tables set up at Tequila's on Tuesday. Angela Isom is at left; Jo Levery is right.
    Judy Shields/Shots by Shields

 
Herald Tribune staff report
updated: 6/3/2020 1:50 PM

Phase 3 of the Illinois's COVID-19 recovery plan went into effect on Friday and for those of us who needed to get our hair cut, it was a welcome sight. Chester restaurants and bars are now allowed to serve customers in outdoor seating areas -- if they have the space to socially distance the tables.

Barber shops and salons have reopened as long as they keep customers and workers at least six feet apart and everyone wears masks.

It's the first step and some businesses in Chester are cautiously sticking their toes in the Phase 3 waters. For a list of businesses that are open and partially open, turn to page 3.