This morning, on Friday, October 23 at 6AM, new regulations for non-essential businesses went into effect to help manage a second wave of COVID-19 cases in the Chicago region.
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is holding a webinar to provide an overview of these new regulations today at 2PM. You can register online at chicago.gov/businesseducation or click on the button below.
As a reminder, the following updates remain in effect for 14 days or otherwise, depending on developing COVID-19 data.
Bars, breweries, and taverns without a food license are prohibited from operating any indoor service.
A nightly operating curfew on non-essential businesses from 10PM-6AM:
Increased emphasis of current public safety guidelines:
- Last call for serving liquor is at 9PM
- Take-out and curb-side pick-up at restaurants is still permitted
- Maximum 6 people in your "personal bubble" (e.g. no household gatherings >6 people of non-household members)
- Face coverings, if medically tolerable, are to be worn in all public indoor and outdoor settings
- Maintain 6 feet of social distance whenever possible
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds
WLCO will continue updating the community as we receive more information and as the situation evolves. You can review the latest citywide COVID-19 data and which states are affected by the emergency travel order at chicago.gov/coronavirus.