While progress has been significant, death rates, cases and hospitalizations are higher than the second surge of the virus. That being said, we want to ensure and remind you to reinforce what works for to prevent the resurgence of the virus.
On Tuesday, March 2 the City of Chicago announced the further easing of COVID-19 regulations for Chicago businesses. Due to sustained progress in all four reopening metrics, effective immediately:
- Indoor capacity at bars, restaurants and other businesses can increase to the lesser of 50% or 50 people per space
- Bars, restaurants and events can stay open for on-site service and serve alcohol until 1:00 a.m.
- Alcohol sales from liquor stores and other establishments with a Package Goods license can now continue until 11:00 p.m.
- Indoor fitness class size can increase to 20 people
We remind you that indoor dining and events are allowed within capacity and other further restrictions followed.
- Outdoor service is allowed without capacity restrictions, which includes tables located within eight feet of walls that are at least 50% open, tents with at least 50% of their walls open, and single-party structures such as igloos or greenhouses
- In order to offer indoor service, food must be available at all times. This means that all bars, taverns, or breweries without a food license are able to operate indoors just as long as they partner with a food establishment that offers menus, delivery, etc.
- There must be, at the most, six patrons at indoor or outdoor tables
- Patrons are able to sit at the bars as long as they remain six feet apart according to social distancing restrictions. They also must remain seated while drinking or eating.
- Reservations are enforced
- Time limit of 2 hours is no longer required