Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced additional coronavirus restrictions are coming to suburban Cook County starting this Wednesday, including a ban on indoor service at bars and restaurants and limits on group sizes to 25 people or less.
This is due to the region surpassing state limits on days with increasing COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations over the weekend.
Suburban Cook County will be under the state’s “Tier 1” mitigation measures starting Wednesday. This is just the suburbs of Cook County and does not include the city (as of yet).
Suburban Will, Kankakee, DuPage and Kane counties are already under similar restrictions.
• Limits on gatherings to 25 people or 25 percent of room capacity, whichever is less
• No indoor service at bars and restaurants, with outdoor service ending at 11 p.m.
• Reservations are required at bars and restaurants, and no shared tables allowed
• No party buses allowed, and all gaming and casinos must also close at 11 p.m.
Schools are exempted from these added mitigation measures