Effective February 2, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health moved suburban Cook County (Region 10) to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The Cook County Department of Public health released guidelines on February 16, 2021 superseding the State guidelines which are below and in Mitigation Order 2021-4.
- Indoor service is limited to the lesser of 50 patrons or 40% of capacity per room.
- Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. Bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can reopen indoors as long as they partner with a food establishment (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services). Indoor and outdoor table size limited to no more than six people.
- Table placement must allow for parties to be seated 6 feet apart from one another. Bar seating allowed with 6 feet between parties.
- All staff must be masked at all times. Patrons are required to be masked unless actively eating. Those seated at the bar must be masked and not allowed to sit unmasked unless eating or actively drinking. If a patron is unmasked a member of the restaurant staff must ask the customer to mask and if not complied with after requested to leave. Failure to require patrons to be masked will be seen as a violation of the establishment to operate safely.
- No congregating of patrons allowed prior to being seated. Customers waiting for a table must wait socially spaced outdoors.
- Outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery services remain open.
- Indoor space limited to the lesser of 40% capacity or 50 individuals, while practicing social distancing.
- If a service requires the removal of face coverings (e.g., facials, beard trimmings) employees must wear both a mask and eye protection (e.g. face shield, protective glasses)
- Fitness centers limited to a maximum of 40% capacity.
- Indoor events allowed at the lesser of 25% capacity, or a maximum of 25 individuals. Events must follow indoor dining guidelines.
View all guidelines on the Cook County Department of Public Health's website.
Safety guidelines from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity state that all patrons of food establishments must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when approached and serviced by establishment employees, including but not limited to when employees take patron orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoor or outdoor. Patrons are also encouraged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up carry out orders. For more information, please visit the DCEO website.