By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, WGN-TV speaks with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.
Illinois will begin to reopen DMVs by June 1. The State has been gradually phasing in the Restore Illinois plan that will allow Illinois to resume normalcy in phases. WGN-TV reported on May 26 updated at 6:05pm CDT that plans had been made to reopen. WGN-TV cited Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White as the source for a DMV reopening plan. Mr. White has released his official plan to reopen DMVs across the state as of the afternoon of May 26.
Secretary White has phased the reopening of DMVs to phases spanning June 1 and June 2. The text of the announced reopening motion has since been published to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State.
The official press release was published to Cyber Drive.com and proceeds thus,
“From June 1 through July 31, facilities will focus on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions. Press Release Facility Finder Renew your vehicle sticker
- All Secretary of State departments and offices will be open for business on June 1 and June 2.
- All expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations have been extended at least 90 days after the governor’s June 1 disaster proclamation executive order ends.
- All employees are wearing face masks and customers are encouraged to do the same. Plexiglass dividers have been installed at all work stations and tape has been applied to the floor in 6-foot intervals to follow social distancing guidelines, limiting the number of customers inside a facility at one time.
- Secretary of State and State Treasurer have waived E-check payment processing fee through Aug. 2, 2020 for vehicle sticker renewal, duplicate driver’s license/ID card and driver’s license renewal with Safe Driver Renewal. Press Release Renew your vehicle sticker
- Drive-Through Services Available at Seven Facilities for Vehicle Registration Renewals Only Press Release
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushes back REAL ID deadline one year to Oct. 1, 2021. Current Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities until Oct. 1, 2021. Press Release www.REALID.ilsos.gov”
Meanwhile, it continued to seem as if the reopening plan crept along only. Governor Pritker continued to defend the contest for continued lockdown.
“We’ve been watching the trends of our health metrics that show when we can move forward: positivity rate below 20%, stable hospitalizations & hospital bed availability above 14%.
There’s great news: all regions continue to be on track to move into Phase 3 by the end of the week.
Our statewide positivity rate, which hit a high of 23% in late April, is now averaging 9.2% for the last 7 days.
COVID hospitalizations, which were holding steady a couple weeks ago, have dropped to a 6-week low.
Hospital bed and ICU bed availability are both above 30%.
seeing these numbers trend in a good direction, even after we opened things up in Phase 2, demonstrates the importance of everyday actions:
They’re the keys to moving quickly through the phases of Restore Illinois,” said Pritzker via Twitter.