Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into “Bridge Phase”
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 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.