CHICAGO (CBS) — With city and state health officials urging people not to gather in celebration, like many chose to last year, CBS 2 found event after event is still on for St. Patrick’s Day.
As Chicago prepares for St. Patricks’ Day, BACP is working with CPD and our partners in the hospitality industry to ensure a safe holiday this year. The City urges all Chicagoans to avoid large parties and gatherings and to celebrate responsibly in order to make sure that St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t reverse the significant progress the city is making in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While limited indoor dining is allowed and small ticketed events are permitted, residents and businesses are reminded that COVID-19 regulations will be strictly enforced on St. Patrick’s Day and the surrounding weekends. This means that capacity must be limited to the lesser of 50% or 50 people in bars and restaurants, patrons must be seated at no more than 6 per table, and face coverings must be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking. BACP will be sharing more information directly with business owners next week to make sure they know how to stay complaint.