The Illinois Quad-Cities will open up more today and leave many covid restrictions behind as the state moves into a “Bridge Phase,” dropping many

Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into "Bridge Phase"

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.

covid restrictions on businesses and the public.

Governor JB Pritzker announced the lifting of the restrictions this week, and said that he foresees a full state reopening by June 11, given the increasing numbers of people in Illinois being vaccinated.

Under the Bridge Phase:

  • Bars and restaurants: Can now operate within their regular liquor license hours and reopen standing areas at 25 percent capacity.
  • Social events: Indoor events can have up to 250 people, and outdoor events can have up to 500 people.
  • Spectator events: 60 percent capacity.
  • Amusement parks: Can increase capacity to 60 percent, up from 25 percent during Phase 4.
  • Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events: 30 people per 1,000 square feet. It was 15 people per 1,000 square feet during Phase 4.
  • Meetings, conferences and conventions: Lesser of 1,000 people or 60 percent capacity.

The state will remain in the Bridge Phrase as long as numbers remain trending in a good direction. If there is a rise in cases, the state could backslide, Pritzker said.

To see the full description and rules of the bridge phase, see here.

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Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into "Bridge Phase"
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