UPDATED - Region 8 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations (TIER 2) for bars and restaurants in region 8, DuPage and Kane Counties, effective Wednesday, November 11 . Full information is available online.
 
In summary below and as referenced here:

Tier 1 mitigations are still in effect, with the changes for tier 2 listed below in bold. 

Bars
  • Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals
  • No indoor service
  • All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
Restaurants
  • Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals
  • No indoor dining or bar service
  • All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings
  • Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning
  • Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance
  • No party buses
  • Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable
Organized Group Recreational Activities
  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
  • Groups limited to 10 individuals or fewer
  • Does not apply to fitness centers

These mitigations do not currently apply to schools.