|CHICAGO TIGHTENS COVID RESTRICTIONS The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms and personal services as a precautionary move in response to a recent increase in community cases of the virus. |
The reinstatement of certain restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 24 at 12:01 a.m., in order to allow businesses time to prepare. Restrictions will include: Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors. Restaurants that serve alcohol will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance and existing regulations. Establishments without food may still provide outdoor service as they did under phase three. Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns and breweries will be reduced to six people. Indoor fitness class size will be reduced to a maximum of 10 people. Personal services requiring the removal of face coverings will no longer be permitted (shaves, facials, etc.). Residential property managers will be asked to limit guest entry to five per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties. IRMA will provide more information as it becomes available.