SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — All 18 Illinois job centers offering services for people searching for work are accepting in-person appointments after shifting to remote operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Department of Employment Security announced this week.

In-person appointments will begin Monday at five offices in Burbank, Chicago, Joliet and North Aurora. Other centers began accepting appointments in August and in early September.

Officials encouraged people to use the agency’s website to apply for unemployment benefits, search for work and other services.