Chicago COVID-19 Reopening Risk Matrix - Phase IV



As a reminder, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will be enforcing these COVID-19 regulations during the cautious reopen. Below is the regulations as of 2/16/2021.


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 11pm, including alcohol sold for on-site consumption, delivery or carry out

  • Establishments must close for on-site service at 12am

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 9pm

Museums

  • Can operate indoors at 25% capacity

  • 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

Places of Worship

  • 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space

  • Special events capped at no more than 40% capacity or 50 people, while following indoor dining regulations

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times