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Mayor Lightfoot Issues New Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants and Gyms

July 20, 2020


Due to a spike in COVID-19, Mayor Lightfoot has reinstated certain restrictions as listed below that will go into effect Friday, July 24.

  • 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 III guidelines
  • Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns, and breweries will be reduced to six people (indoor or outdoor)
  • 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 are asked to limit guest entry to five people per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties

These restrictions, as part of Phase IV guidelines, are in effect until further notice. Check the City of Chicago website for updated information.