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Statewide Tier Three Resurgence Mitigations Effective November 20

November 17, 2020

Dear Chicagoan,

Please be advised that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker today announced the reimplementation of Tier Three resurgence mitigations statewide. Under these resurgence mitigations, the following industries or activities must close effective Friday, November 20, at 12:01am:
  • Movie Theaters
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities (i.e. bowling alleys, arcades)
  • Performance Venues
  • Museums
  • Indoor Group Sports and Recreational Activities
  • Meeting Rooms, Banquet Centers, Private Party Rooms, Private Clubs and Country Clubs may not host gatherings
  • Special events at places of worship or funeral homes, such as weddings, funerals, Bar Mitzvahs or wakes, limited to 10 people
The following industries or activities may continue operating under the following additional regulations:
  • Bars and Restaurants: outdoor service, take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery can continue under existing regulations; private event spaces must be closed
  • Retail stores: 25% capacity
  • Grocery Stores and Pharmacies: 50% capacity (note- big box store that sell a combination of general retail, groceries and/or pharmacies among other goods must operate at 25% capacity)
  • Health and Fitness Centers: 25% capacity; reservations are required; indoor fitness classes must cease; outdoor activities allowed at 25% capacity with group activities limited to 10 people or less; locker room areas should be closed.
  • Hotels: Limited to registered guests only
  • Personal Services: 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less; services that require the removal of face coverings must cease
  • Offices: Work remotely if possible
  • Outdoor Activities: Outdoor museums, performance venues and other outdoor activities can continue at 25% capacity; group size limited to 10 people or less; total capacity limited to 100 people.

You can find the State of Illinois Tier Three Resurgence Mitigation Measures here.

As a reminder, all non-essential businesses in Chicago must be closed from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. All other regulations not explicitly mentioned above remain in place, including the requirement for employees and customers to wear face coverings and to maintain six feet of social distancing.
The City of Chicago will be holding a series of webinars this week to help Chicago businesses navigate the new statewide regulations. Register and learn more at As always, please do not hesitate to respond to this email with questions.

Keywords: COVID-19, COVID-19 Guidelines, Mitigations, State of Illinois

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