With COVID-19 cases rising statewide, Gov. Pritzker is imposing new statewide limits on activities and gatherings, closing certain public spaces, and limiting shoppers at stores. The governor is urging everyone to stay home as much as possible, to work remotely from home, and limit avenues of exposure.
Illinois is returning to Tier 3 mitigations, effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
Essentially this means:
- In-home gatherings must be limited to “household members” only.
- All bars and restaurants statewide must close by 11 p.m. and are limited to outdoor and take-out service (includes private and country clubs).
- Hotels can remain open, but only to registered guests and without meeting space.
- Manufacturers will be allowed to continue business under safety rules.
- Funerals will be limited to a maximum of 10 people.
- Personal care providers such as barbers and salons can remain open, but masks will be required, and patrons limited to 25 percent of capacity.
- Gyms and fitness centers, while remaining open, must close locker rooms, limit attendance to 25 percent of capacity and require patrons to make reservations to ensure capacity limits are enforced.
- Groceries and pharmacies will be allowed 50 percent capacity.
- General merchandise and big-box stores, 25 percent capacity.
- The decision to continue in-person teaching will be up to local school districts and private and parochial schools.
- Theaters will be closed.
A complete list can be found at: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan
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