A Chicago bar has recently said they will permanently close until further notice due to the city’s ‘reimposing’ coronavirus cases. Also, Guthrie’s Tavern on July 23, 2020, announced the would permanently close after 34 years of operation.
Restrictions have come back to bars and restaurants due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases. Other parts of the world are also bringing back restrictions for the same reasons, they want to control the virus without having to go back on lockdown. Which is why sanitation and mask are still heavily enforced.
The restrictions are set to go in place at 12:01 a.m Friday, July 24. This gives businesses a couple of days to prepare the necessary precautions.
Guthrie’s Tavern stated on Facebook that they will not survive the restrictions that will slow down the business and make them lose more money plus the initial lockdown.
As of July 20th, Illinois reportedly has 1,173 new coronavirus cases and this includes 6 fatalities. The restrictions being set in place to include personal services (shave or facial care/grooming) will no longer be allowed, the maximum party size at tables for a restaurant or bar has been lowered to six, and bars and breweries, etc. will not be able to serve customers indoors.
Written by: Anay Amoah
Edited by Sheena Robertson
Abc 7 Chicago: “COVID-19 Chicago: Bars, restaurants, gyms prepare for reimposed restrictions amid an uptick in coronavirus cases; Guthrie’s Tavern to close”
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