August 26, 2020

Chicagoans: Please be advised that the State has promulgated new face covering rules requiring each bar and restaurant customer to wear a mask whenever interacting with staff. This means wearing a mask while ordering, receiving table service, and when picking up food for carry-out. 

This new rule has been added to Chicago’s existing reopening guidelines, which can be found at As a reminder, all of Chicago’s reopening guidelines can be enforced by the City of Chicago and it is the responsibility of the business to ensure compliance.

Furthermore, per State law, everyone over the age of two years old, who can medically tolerate a mask, must still wear a mask whenever they are unable to maintain social distance and whenever they are in a public/shared space – whether inside or outdoors. Thank you for your ongoing partnership.


Rosa Escareño
BACP Commissioner

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