CHICAGO RESTAURANT AND BAR MANDATE
In order to attempt to prevent further increases in COVID cases, the Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) agency in conjunction with the local liquor control commissioner have determined that all ON-PREMISE liquor licensees (bars, restaurants, clubs, etc.) must stop selling alcohol at 11:00 AND must close by midnight.
Off-premise alcohol and mixed drinks-to-go sales continue to be prohibited after 9:00 pm.
CHICAGO COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
In order for Chicago to move to the Moderate Incidence risk level which will allow the city to open up capacity to 50% and allow gatherings of up to 100 people, it has to get below 100 new cases per day and stay there for 14 days.
The per day averages citywide as of July 8th are 176 confirmed cases, 3,698 tests completed, and 5 deaths. (based on a 7 day rolling average)
To date, there has been 54,050 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,653 confirmed deaths and a 4.8% positivity rate.
Additional information may be found here where you may select different data points such as zip code, ethnicity, age, gender, cases, tests, death, etc.
ILLINOIS COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
In the last 24 hours there has been 1,018 new confirmed cases and 20 deaths. COVID cases are steadily increasing.
IDPH is reporting a total of 150,450 cases, to date, including 7,119 deaths.
The state has conducted 1,878,756 tests to-date.
Additional information can be found here. COVID-19 stats by zip code can be found here.
REGIONAL PROGRESS REPORT
Under the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, in order to move from Phase 3 to Phase 4, each of the four medical regions must have a surge capacity of at least 14% for hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators. The positivity rating for the region must be under 20% for a 14-day period. These numbers are calculated on 14-day rolling periods with a 3-day delay. Readers can find all the stats below, and more, here.
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