Hi LSRCC members and local businesses,

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted significant policy changes at all levels. We're here to catch you up and support business in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.  Please see our COVID-19 Business Resources  website for a comprehensive list of resources to aid your business during this time.
Reinstatement of Restrictions Friday
This morning, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms and personal services as a precautionary move in response to a recent increase in community cases of the virus.  Throughout the pandemic, data has guided every move made by the City, and recent uptick in cases as well as surging COFID-19 activity in other states around the country is cause for concern and motivated this move to dial back reopening in certain high-risk environments.

The reinstatement of certain restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 24 at 12:01am, in order to allow businesses time to prepare.  Restrictions will include:
  • Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors.
    • Restaurants that serve alcohol will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they abide by ongoing COVID-10 guidance and existing regulations.
    • Establishments without food may still provide outdoor service as they did under phase three.
  • Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns and breweries will be reduced to six people.
  • Indoor fitness class size will be reduced to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Personal services requiring the removal of face coverings will no longer be permitted (shaves, facials, etc.).
  • Residential property managers will be asked to limit guest entry to five per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties.
Please see industry-specific guidance at the city's website, chicago.gov/reopening

New Guidance Webinars
To prepare all business owners for the new guidance, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will be hosting a series of webinars this week.

Overview of New Guidelines For Chicago Businesses
Tuesday, 7/21 at 2:00 pm Webinar
Register for the Tuesday, 7/21 at 2pm Webinar

Overview of New Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars
Tuesday, 7/21 at 4:00 pm Webinar
Register for the Tuesday, 7/21 at 4pm Webinar

Overview of New Guidelines for Health and Fitness Centers
Wednesday, 7/22 at 10:00 am Webinar
To view the Mayor's entire Press Release click here.

We're available and invested in your success. For further questions or individualized assistance, please email Jerry Mandujano, Neighborhood Services Director, at  jerry@lincolnsquare.org
Thank you! 
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