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New regulations are in place in the city of Chicago

Restaurants and Bars

  • Can reopen indoors at lesser of 25% or 25 people per space.
  • Only outdoor service allowed, including tables within eight feet of walls that are at least 50% open
  • Indoor events of 10 people or fewer can resume if food is served and only in locations that are designated and typically used for private events only (i.e. banquet halls within restaurants)
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times except when actively eating and drinking, tables must be six feet apart.
  • Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. This means that bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can reopen indoors as long as they partner with a food establishment so that food is available to patrons at all times (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services).
  • Table size limited to no more than four people per indoor table and six people per outdoor table
  • Patrons must be seated whenever they are eating or drinking
  • Indoor service limited to no more than two hours
  • All bars and restaurants must close at 11:00pm for on-site service and pick-up/delivery of alcohol. Pick-up and delivery of food can continue after 11:00pm.

Health and Fitness Centers

  • Indoor capacity increased to 40%, with no more than 50 people within one area
  • Group classes of 15 or fewer can resume under the 40% capacity restriction
  • Reservations are no longer required and locker rooms can reopen under capacity restrictions
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Movie Theaters and Performance Venues

  • Can reopen indoors at 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Retail Stores

  • Grocery stores and pharmacies can operate at 50% capacity, all other stores at 40% capacity
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Museums

  • Can reopen indoors at 40% capacity
  • Guided tours limited to 50 people
  • Groups limited to 10 people
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Personal Services

  • 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Face coverings can be removed only for services that require their removal

Indoor recreation

  • Can reopen indoors at 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Places of worship

  • 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Special events capped at no more than 25 people
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times

Event venues

  • Indoor and outdoor events can resume, with no more than 10 people
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times except when actively eating and drinking
  • Events are limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Indoor events can serve food or drinks, but indoor service guidelines must be followed
  • Four people per indoor table
  • Patrons must be seated whenever they are eating or drinking
  • Tables must be six feet apart
  • Indoor events must end at 11:00pm

 

The full reopening regulations in Chicago will be posted shortly on the City’s website.

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