Chicago announces new COVID-19 restrictions, limits effective Thursday

Chicago announces new COVID-19 restrictions, limits effective Thursday
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CHICAGO (WLS) — The City of Chicago announced updated restrictions for bars and restaurants 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…



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