Illinois: The city of Chicago is entering “stay-at-home” restrictions on Monday, but businesses will not be forced to close, just to cease operations at 11 p.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not specify how long the lockdown would last but said the city was at a “critical point” in its containment of the disease.
Amid rising case counts, the city of Chicago temporarily closed indoor dining beginning Oct. 30. Restaurants are currently limited to takeout and delivery only, with outdoor seating open where available. This followed earlier measures by the state of Illinois, which began closing with rising case counts.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that the restrictions could be lifted after 14 days if the region’s positivity rate is 6.5% or lower for 3 days straight. If the rate grows beyond 8% after 14 days, the state could go into stricter lockdown measures.