As of November 8, the Governor mandated that region 3 must again halt indoor dining services and that crowds of more than 25 people are no longer allowed. This region includes much of western-central Illinois.
On June 26, 2020, the state entered its fourth phase of reopening. In this, outdoor and indoor dining permitted, and tables must be six feet apart with 10 people or fewer per table.
Up to 50 people are allowed per room or floor. Venues without a Retail Food Establishment License will be limited to a maximum of two hours per party and alcohol sales at bars and restaurants must still end at 11 p.m. each night.
As of July 24, alcohol-serving establishments without a retail food license are no longer able to serve customers indoors.
As of October 1, the governor increased indoor restaurant capacity from 25% to 40%, while still limiting 50 total individuals to one space. Bars may reopen to 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer. Patrons may not walk up to the bar to order and service must be limited to 2 hours per party. The maximum party size will remain at 6 people. Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that serve alcohol may sell alcohol until 1:00 am and remain open until 1:30 am.
When taking reservations and seating walk-in customers, restaurants are encouraged to obtain an email or phone number for contact tracing if needed.
Patrons are required to wear a face-covering when not actively eating or drinking.
Standing areas have a maximum occupancy of 25%, and high-contact areas such as buffets and self-service drink stations are permissible with additional precautions.
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