Update - Restaurants Must Close to the Public at 9:00 p.m. Monday, Additional Guidance Expected Tomorrow
Many questions remain following
today's announcement of the closure of on-premise dining
at restaurants and bars in Illinois. Please know that our first priority is giving each of you the necessary information to run your business, help your employees, and serve your customers during this extremely difficult time.
The state of Illinois is expected to issue guidelines and FAQs tomorrow regarding the two week closure of on-premise dining at restaurants. The IRA has confirmed from the Governor's office that restaurants must close their dining room operations to the public
effective 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 16
, regardless of what time the business usually closes.
The IRA is looking forward to receiving clear guidelines from the state about what will be permitted at Illinois restaurants regarding carry out/take out and curbside pickup. We will share this information as soon as it becomes available.
This is an unprecedented, fluid situation that is changing rapidly. We will continue to work nonstop with local, state, and federal officials to provide immediate relief and guidance to employers and employees in the hospitality industry across Illinois.
We are here to serve you.
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