NEW GUIDELINES FOR PATRONS OF INDOOR/OUTDOOR DINING:
The State of Illinois announced revised guidelines for patrons at restaurants and bar establishments statewide going into effect August 26. These latest guidelines require patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers, and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables. This guidance will also apply to other facilities with food services areas that are currently subject to the Restore Illinois guidance, such as indoor recreational facilities, museums, and entertainment venues.
New guidelines go into effect Wednesday, August 26, and will require face coverings to be worn at both in indoor and outdoor dining settings in all eleven regions in the state. Patrons of drive-thrus are also encouraged to wear masks when ordering & picking up food. Full guidelines for dining establishment patrons are available from DCEO can be found here.