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Chicago Moving to Tier Two Mitigations

Posted on January 19, 2021

Effective immediately, the State of Illinois has determined that Chicago has made significant enough progress as a region in the fight against COVID-19 to move into Tier 2 Mitigations Measures. Under these Mitigation Measures, which are set by the state, the following regulations are in place:


Restaurants and Bars

  • No indoor service
  • 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, and no more than six people per table
  • All bars and restaurants must close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following day

Health and Fitness Centers

  • 25% capacity indoors
  • Group classes of 10 or fewer can resume under the 25% 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 25% 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 25% capacity, with no more than 25 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 10 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

The full reopening regulations in Chicago will be posted shortly on the City’s website at chicago.gov/reopening. BACP will hold a webinar on the new Mitigation Measures set by the State this Thursday, January 21st, at 2:00 pm. To register and learn more visit chicago.gov/businesseducation.

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