Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a re-tightening of some COVID-19 restrictions that will take effect Friday, July 24. The mayor stated that, as part of the tightened restrictions, “residential property managers will be asked to limit guest entry to five per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties.”

Lightfoot made the announcement with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Monday. Read their press release.

Other changes include: limiting indoor fitness classes to 10 people, prohibiting personal services that require individuals to remove face masks, and banning bars, taverns and breweries that do not serve food from serving drinks indoors.

To prepare all business owners for the new guidance, BACP will host a series of webinars. At 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 21) BACP will hold a webinar for all business types to provide an overview of the new changes, followed by a session just for restaurants and bars at 4 p.m. Sessions for health and fitness centers and personal services will be held later in the week. To register and learn more, visit