Reopening tips for businesses

If you’re among the many Tinley Park businesses taking steps to reopen your doors to the public next month, here are some helpful resources to guide you along the way.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released recommendations for businesses whose water systems have been inactive or reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This lack of use can increase water age and stagnation, possibly leading to corroded pipes and plumbing materials, the accumulation of sediment and reduced disinfectant levels. Read IDPH’s recommendations for ways to reduce these plumbing and water quality concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also released water system safety guidelines for reopening buildings after a prolonged shutdown or reduced operation. Visit the page for information on ways to prevent mold, Legionella and other bacteria from causing safety issues with your plumbing.

Businesses that serve food can visit the IDPH’s “Guidance for Food Service” page for information on what to do before and after reopening to ensure your restaurant and food supply is as safe and sanitary as possible.

For other helpful resources, please visit the Village’s dedicated business page at