Today, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued COVID-19 Mitigation Order 2021-6, which eases some mitigation measures but continues CCDPH’s cautious approach to reopening in suburban Cook County.
Effective immediately, Mitigation Order 2021-6 increases outdoor dining to groups of 10 people; amusement parks can open at 25% capacity; and outdoor fitness classes, meetings, social events, and recreation activities increase to 50% capacity or 100 people. Additionally, seated spectator events at venues with a capacity less than 200 are limited to 50% and no more than 50 individuals, and venues with capacity more than 200 are limited to 25% capacity. Indoor fitness classes may increase to the lesser of 50% or 50 people per room, as long as face coverings are worn at all times, and a minimum of six feet of physical distancing can be maintained between class participants.
The Mitigation Order also includes masking language, reinforcing the need for all over two years of age who can medically tolerate wearing masks to do so in public places.
For more information, including the full press release from the Cook County Department of Public Health, please click here.