Grundy moves to Tier 1 – indoor dining allowed

Dear Members,

Region 2, which includes Grundy County, has been moved to Tier 1 effective immediately. With this move, numerous mitigations have changed for multiple industries, including the ability to have indoor dining again with limitations.

A full list of the new mitigation guidelines can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health site here. The Grundy County Health Department will release further local details Monday.

A summary of some of the industry details are below:

Bars & Restaurants

  • All bars and restaurants close at 11 pm and may reopen no earlier than 6 am the following day
  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
  • Indoor service reservations limited to 2-hour maximum duration and maximum 4 persons per party (dining only with members of the same household recommended)
  • All bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • Includes private clubs and country clubs

Meetings, social events and gatherings (including weddings, funerals, potlucks, etc.)

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both in and outdoors
  • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings
  • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning, or sports.
  • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.
  • No party buses

Tier 1 mitigations can be pulled back if region numbers get worse. and the Chamber’s social media pages continue to be updated with the most recent information relating to businesses and COVID-19.

If you have questions or if the Chamber can be of assistance during this time please email [email protected] or call 815-942-0113.
Christina Van Yperen
President & CEO