Four DeKalb County businesses are now at the third step of enforcement of the state’s COVID-19 rules.
The DeKalb County Health Department on Friday said the businesses – three in Sycamore and one in Somonauk – all failed to suspend indoor service at their bar or restaurant.
Step three is a written notice of non-compliance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The county health department says step three happens when they continue to get complaints after step one, which is a phone call, and step two, which is an educational letter.
Just one business had reached step three of the five-step process when the health department issued its first report on enforcement a week earlier.
A total of 16 DeKalb County businesses have now reached either step two or three, up from 14 from the first report.
No businesses have reached either step four or five. Step four is a possible order directing people to disperse from the business. At step five, the business’ food permit could be pulled and the state’s attorney’s office could seek a court order to have the business closed.
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