Chicago announces new COVID-19 restrictions, limits effective Thursday
Indoor capacity limits will be raised to 40% for certain businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday.
Business owners said that, for now, they’ll take whatever they can get. But for some, the increase from 25% to 40% won’t make much difference, if at all.
“Today we’re coming together to announce that our city has made sufficient progress in the fight against COVID-19 to ease some of the restrictions on our businesses,” Lightfoot said.
Breweries, taverns, bars and other establishments that serve alcohol without a food license may reopen with indoor seating, at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
No more than six people will be allowed at a single table, and room…