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Indoor dining and drinking can begin at restaurants, bars, breweries and other eating and drinking establishments in Chicago today, according to an announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Business Affairs and Consumer Protectons (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno.

Social distancing guidelines and other safety restrictions will be required “to maintain critical health progress made in Chicago over the past several weeks.” Bars and restaurants are permitted to provide “indoor service at 25% capacity with a maximum capacity of 50 people per room or floor.” Eaters and drinkers must “six feet apart with ten people or fewer per table.” 

“Our neighborhood restaurants, bars, and breweries all stand as among the most cherished parts of our communities and are integral to the fabric of our entire city,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “Like all Chicagoans, I am personally excited to see them take these new, cautious steps towards safely reopening, and commend their collaboration throughout this unprecedented crisis. As we move ahead in the coming weeks and months, I look forward to strengthening our partnership as we continue our journey in rebuilding our city and becoming stronger and more equitable than we have ever been.”

To read the full release, click here.

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