State of Illinois Updates Safety Guidelines for Restaurants and Bar Establishments to Protect Patrons and Workers from COVID-19
New guidelines go into effect Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Yesterday Governor Pritzker released new mask wearing guidelines for ALL Bars and Restaurants in Illinois. The new guidelines are in effects of today, Wednesday, August 26, 2020. I encourage you to read the press release in its entirety and to insure you and your family are following the guidelines. Key changes in the guidelines include:
- NEW: Patron should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when approached and serviced by establishment employees, including but not limited to when employees take patron orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoor or outdoor.
- NEW: Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up carry out orders.
Encouraged Best Practices
- NEW: Patrons should be encouraged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when picking up food at a drive-thru window.
And please remember, masks MUST cover your nose as well as your mouth...for those who have been or are covering only your mouth, you are not wearing your mask correctly. In order for the wearer to be safe and those around them to be safe, the mask must cover both your nose and your mouth.