Chicago COVID-19 Wave 2 Restrictions (October 30, 2020)

IMPORTANT CHICAGO REOPENING NOTICE

The State of Illinois has imposed new mitigation measures that will go into effect on Friday, October 30 at 12:01AM.

No indoor dining or service at bars or restaurants

Outdoor dining/drinking is still allowed, including tables within eight feet of a wall that is at least 50% open

Non-essential businesses must be closed to the public between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM

Impact on liquor sales:

Bars, restaurants and other establishments with a Tavern or Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity license can sell alcohol on-site or to-go until 11:00 PM

Liquor stores, grocery stores and other establishments with a Package Goods license must still cease alcohol sales at 9:00 pm.

Restaurants may continue to sell food via delivery, takeout, or curbside pickup at all hours

Meetings, social events, and gatherings limited to 25 guests or 25% capacity, whichever is fewer (both indoors and outdoors)

This capacity limit applies to events (e.g., banquet halls, weddings, birthday parties, business dinners/social events, funerals)

The capacity limit does not supersede industries that have specified capacity guidelines in place (i.e., fitness clubs, retail stores, personal services, movie theaters, places of worship). These establishments can still operate at Phase IV capacity (generally, 40%/ 50 individuals max., whichever is fewer)

Reminder of current guidelines:

Per the City’s Public Health Order 2020-9, indoor gatherings within private residences still cannot exceed six non-household members

Face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public settings

As a reminder, the following Phase IV: Gradually Resume guidelines are still applicable. These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction.

Outside of restaurants, bars and event venues, other establishments can continue to operate at 40% capacity indoors / max. 50 individuals per space, whichever is fewer. See industry-specific guidelines for more details.

However, a meeting event or social gathering that is outside of normal business operations must be within the State’s 25% capacity / max. 25 individual limit (e.g., bowling alley hosting a birthday party or museum hosting a book talk).

Outdoor food service and bar reminders include:

Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns, breweries and event venues remains at six people

When dining out at a food service establishment or bar, customers must wear face coverings while seated at all times (including when interacting with staff), except when actively eating or drinking

Maximum group size for health and fitness classes remains at 15 individuals, while practicing social distancing, or 40% capacity (whichever is fewer)

Cohorts for out-of-school programs is set at 15 individuals

Personal services that require the removal of face coverings permitted to reopen (e.g., facials, beard trims)

Services are recommended to be kept under 15 minutes and the employee conducting the service must always wear a face covering

These restrictions, as part of Phase IV guidelines, are in effect until further notice. Continue checking this website for the most up-to-date information.

As part of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Phase 4 guidelines, revised guidelines for youth and adult sports will go into effect Saturday, August 15 at 12:01 a.m. Types of play are limited based on each sport’s risk level. Visit here for additional information.

The following citywide updates will go into effect on Friday, October 23rd at 6:00AM

- Business curfew on non-essential businesses beginning at 10:00 PM

- In effect nightly from 10:00 PM-6:00 AM

- Last call for serving liquor at 9:00 PM

- Take-out and curb-side pick-up at restaurants still permitted

- Bars, breweries, and taverns without a food license are prohibited from operating any indoor service

- Increased emphasis of current guidelines

Max. 6 people in your personal bubble (e.g., no household gatherings >6 people of non-household members)

Face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public settings

- As part of our Phase IV: Gradually Resume guidelines, these updates will go into effect Thursday, October 1 at 5:00 a.m. These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction.

Updates include:

- Restaurants, health and fitness centers, and all other establishments that have been limited to 25% indoor capacity will now be able to increase their maximum indoor capacity to 40%

The limit of 50 total individuals, while practicing social distancing, within one room or space remains in place

- Bars, taverns, brewers and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a retail food license may reopen indoor seating at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer

Service remains limited to no more than two hours per party, and all customers must be seated when eating, drinking or ordering – patrons cannot walk up to the bar to order

The establishments must partner with a vendor to provide patrons access to food (e.g., mobile food trucks, partnerships with restaurants /catering services, shelf-stable pre-packaged food)

- Additional food service and bar updates include:

- When dining out at a food service establishment or bar, customers must wear face coverings while seated at all times (including when interacting with staff), except when actively eating or drinking

- When taking reservations and seating walk-in customers, restaurants and bars should retain an email and/or phone numberfor possible contact tracing

- Bars, restaurants and other establishments that serve alcohol will now be able to sell alcohol for on-site or off-site consumption until 1:00 am and may remain open until 1:30 am (liquor stores, grocery stores and other establishments that sell alcohol to-go through a Package Goods license must continue to cease alcohol sales at 9:00 pm)

- Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns, breweries and event venues will remain at six people (indoor or outdoor)

- Maximum group size for health and fitness classes increased to 15 individuals, while practicing social distancing, or 40% capacity (whichever is fewer)

Cohorts for out-of-school programs increased from 10 to 15 individuals

- Personal services that require the removal of face coverings permitted to reopen (e.g., facials, beard trims)

- Services are recommended to be kept under 15 minutes and the employee conducting the service must always wear a face covering

- All places of business should provide hand sanitizer for patrons and employees to use upon entry

- Residential property managers are asked to continue limiting guest entry to five additional people for single-member households such that total indoor gatherings and parties do not exceed six people

These restrictions, as part of Phase IV guidelines, are in effect until further notice. Continue checking this website for the most up-to-date information.

As part of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Phase 4 guidelines, revised guidelines for youth and adult sports will go into effect Saturday, August 15 at 12:01 a.m. Types of play are limited based on each sport’s risk level. Visit here for additional information.

https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf



Comments:

Add your own comment (all fields are necessary)

Substance readers:

You must give your first name and last name under "Name" when you post a comment at substancenews.net. We are not operating a blog and do not allow anonymous or pseudonymous comments. Our readers deserve to know who is commenting, just as they deserve to know the source of our news reports and analysis.

Please respect this, and also provide us with an accurate e-mail address.

Thank you,

The Editors of Substance

Your Name

Your Email

What's your comment about?

Your Comment

Please answer this to prove you're not a robot:

5 + 3 =