Most Current Business Regulations
Bars, restaurants, and event venues are now allowed to increase indoor service to the lesser of 40% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. This increase is due to the significant progress that Chicago continues to make in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and is based on the framework for reopening that Chicago announced. In order to ensure that the rush to reopen does not endanger the progress made in recent weeks and months, all other existing regulations for businesses remain in place for now. The full Reopening Matrix can be found here for your review.
The easing of additional regulations, including the expansion to 50% capacity, will be possible if Chicago maintains at least the “Moderate-Risk” level in all four categories for at least two weeks. You can track the City’s progress on the reopening metrics at chi.gov/coviddash, and updated COVID-19 regulations can be found at chicago.gov/reopening.