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The City of Chicago shared the following  changes to COVID-19 regulations on February 16, 2021:

Restaurants, Bars and Events

  • Indoor capacity restricted to the lesser of 40% or 50 people per room or floor.
  • Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. This means that bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can operate indoors as long as they partner with a food establishment so that food is available to patrons at all times (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services).
  • Outdoor service is allowed without capacity restrictions, which includes tables located within eight feet of walls that are at least 50% open, tents with at least 50% of their walls open, and single-party structures such as igloos or greenhouses.
  • Maximum of six patrons at indoor or outdoor tables.
  • Tables must be six feet apart.
  • Patrons can sit at bars, with six feet of social distancing between parties.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when patrons are seated and actively eating or drinking.
  • Patrons must be seated whenever they are eating or drinking.
  • Reservations are encouraged.
  • The sale of alcohol must end at 11 pm, including alcohol sold for on-site consumption, delivery or carry out.
  • Establishments must close for on-site service at 12 am.

Health and Fitness Centers

  • 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space.
  • Group classes of 15 or fewer can resume under the 40% capacity restriction.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Indoor Recreation

  • ¬†40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Movie Theaters and Performance Venues

  • 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.
  • Alcohol sales from establishments with a Package Goods license must end at 9 pm.

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.
View full matrix of Reopening Chicago guidelines