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Lincolnwood Moves to Tier 1 Mitigation

The Governor of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the Village of Lincolnwood, along with the rest of Region are moving to Tier 1 Mitigations as of January 23.  This change to Tier 1 is due to a decrease in the positivity rate to between 6.5% and 8% for three consecutive days ICU bed availability greater or equal to 20% with no sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital.

The movement to Tier 1 Mitigations allow for expanded operations for bars and restaurants and bars can have indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% of capacity per room.  This means restaurants can open under the State’s guidelines with the following mitigations:

  • All bars and restaurants close at 11 pm and may reopen no earlier than 6 am the following day.
  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room.
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food.
  • Indoor service reservations limited to 2-hour maximum duration and maximum 4 persons per party (dining only with members of the same household recommended).
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables.
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed).
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart.
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting.
  • No dancing or standing indoors.
  • Reservations required for each party.
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table.
  • Includes private clubs and country clubs

Meetings, social gatherings and events are also allowed:

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors.
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.
  • No party buses.

Complete guidance for bars and restaurants can be found here.

Village of Lincolnwood
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