The State of Illinois announced revised guidelines for patrons at restaurants and bar establishments statewide. The new rules went into effect on Wednesday, August 26. Highlights of the new state guidelines include:
- Patrons are required to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants.
- Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoors or outdoors.
- Patrons should wear face coverings when picking up carry out orders.
- Patrons of drive-thrus are also encouraged to wear masks when ordering & picking up food at a drive-thru window.
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