Bars and Restaurants Allowed to Serve Guests Outside

(Undated) – As the state of Illinois continues to move toward “re-opening” Governor, JB Pritzker, announced that restaurants and bars won’t have to wait until the end of June to begin serving, provided they have seating available outside. Pritzker is encouraging local municipalities to help in any way they can to facilitate these changes.
According to Pritzker, possible changes that cities or municipalities might need to take include closing streets to allow serving outside in those areas. IDPH will be guiding establishments on how to best protect health while serving food and drinks. The Governor also expanded access to golf, boating, and state parks.