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Cook & Lake Counties Enter Tier 1 with Limited Indoor Dining Now Available

Cook & Lake Counties Enter Tier 1 with Limited Indoor Dining Now Available

Barrington area restaurants and bars are back in business with indoor service on a limited basis! Both Cook and Lake Counties have moved to Tier 1 COVID-19 mitigations, health officials announced, which allows for the return of limited indoor dining.

Here’s a look at the guidelines for Tier 1, thanks to a new alert from the Village of Barrington:

Bars and restaurants

  • Indoor service limited to lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room
  • No tables exceeding 4 people indoors
  • Suspend indoor service if not serving food
  • Outdoor, delivery, and takeout service continues under updated hours

Cultural institutions

Gaming and casinos

  • Open under Phase 4 rules from Illinois Gaming Board


Household gatherings

  • Allowed with public health guidelines

Indoor fitness classes

Meetings, events, and gatherings
(excluding in-person school or sports)

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% overall capacity indoors & outdoors


Organized group recreational activities
(fitness centers, sports, etc.)

  • Recreation, fitness centers, and outdoor activities follow Phase 4 guidance
  • Sports follow measures in the All Sport Guidelines

Learn more at the State of Illinois website here.

About the Village of Barrington 

Located just 40 miles from downtown Chicago, the Village of Barrington offers unique access to both the big city hustle & bustle plus the scenic beauty of a charming village setting surrounded by a wide variety of destinations for indoor & outdoor recreation including The Catlow Theater, restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, forest preserves, horse and hiking trails. Learn more at

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