Cook County Department of Public Health Mitigation Guidance
Mitigation Order 2020-1
On Nov. 6, 2020, Cook County Department of Public Health issued Mitigation Order 2020-1 authorizing CCDPH, municipalities and local law enforcement to enforce compliance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-73 and Restore Illinois Mitigation Guidance for restaurants, bars and other businesses where people congregate indoors. Violations of this Order are subject to the penalties set forth in the Cook County, Illinois, Code of Ordinances Sec. 38-38, including arrest, a fine of $1,000 per offense, and further actions.
The Governor’s Executive Order 2020-73 states: All businesses that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption—including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls—may not allow in-person indoor consumption. Such businesses continue to be permitted and encouraged to serve food and beverages so that they may be consumed off-premises, as permitted by law, through means such as in-house delivery, third-party delivery, drive-through, and curbside pick-up. Establishments offering food or beverages must ensure that they have an environment where patrons maintain adequate social distancing. All businesses covered in this section may permit outdoor on-premises food and beverage consumption in accordance with DCEO guidance and when permitted by local ordinances and regulations.
Below is a list of establishments cited for violation of the order and required to comply with state guidelines immediately for the safety of patrons, staff and the community. This list will be updated Tuesdays and Thursday at 4 p.m. and establishments that have come into compliance will be removed from the list.
Establishments Cited for Violation of the Cook County Mitigation Order 2020-1
|Establishment Name||Municipality||Type of violation(s)||Date of Order Served|
|Neoteca Pizza||Barrington||indoor dining||11/12/2020 issued in person|
|Canteen||Barrington||indoor dining||11/12/2020 issued in person|
|Southern Belle Cafe||Barrington||indoor dining||11/12/2020 issued in person|
|Stacked Pancake House||Oak Lawn||indoor dining||11/16/2020 sent|
|The Whistle Sports Bar||Oak Lawn||indoor dining||11/16/2020 sent|
|Les Brothers||Oak Lawn||indoor dining||11/16/2020 sent|
|115 Bourbon Street||Merrionette Park||indoor dining||11/16/2020 sent|
|Flapjacks||Oak Lawn||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Chaser's Sports Bar||Niles||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Sebastian's Ale & Whiskey House||Brookfield||indoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Brookfield Breakfast||Brookfield||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Phil's Sports Bar and Grill||Brookfield||indoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Elly's Pancake House||Arlington Heights||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Golden Brunch||Arlington Heights||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Alley 64||Palatine||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Palatine Inn||Palatine||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Les Brothers||Hickory Hills||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Teddy's Diner||Elk Grove Village||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Joey's Pizza||Hillside||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Elly's Pancake House||Elk Grove Village||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Bob & Trish's New Beginnings||Des Plaines||indoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Amici's||Niles||indoor dining||11/17/2020 sent|
|Ryan's Public House||Brookfield||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Illusion Cafe||Des Plaines||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/17/2020 sent|
|Shakou||Arlington Heights||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Blueberry Hill||Forest Park||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Melinda's Pub||Worth||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Durbins||Midlothian||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Southern Cafe||Roselle||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/19/2020 sent|
|Southernfork Restaurant||Orland Park||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/19/2020 sent|
|Original Pancake House||Orland Park||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|The Whistle Sports Bar||Tinley Park||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Lumes Pancake House||Orland Park||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/19/2020 sent|
|Sophia's Famous Pancake||Orland Park||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Eggsperts Breakfast and Lunch||Orland Park||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Bacowka||Schaumburg||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Rookies||Hoffman Estates||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/19/2020 sent|
|Village Taver and Grill||Schaumburg||indoor dining & inadequate spacing||11/19/2020 sent|
|Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequilla Bar||Schaumburg||indoor dining||11/19/2020 sent|
|Old Munich||Wheeling||indoor dining &non-masking & inadequate spacing||11/20/2020 served|
On Nov. 13, 2020, CCDPH also issued a stay-at-home advisory for all suburban Cook County residents due to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission, and to prevent having to implement more restrictive mitigation measures. This guidance is in alignment with the State of Illinois, and in accordance with public health science. It took effect Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at 6 a.m., and will last at least 30 days. Read the full press release.
CCDPH is also recommending avoiding all non-essential travel. All persons entering into suburban Cook County from outside of suburban Cook County should quarantine for 14 days.
To curb the increased spread of COVID-19 in Illinois Region 10:
Limit travel and gatherings
Gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading COVID-19 infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous. Please, travel only if necessary.
Work from home if possible
For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace. We ask employers to make accommodation for this. Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.
Participate in essential activities only
For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.
Updated 11/24/20, 3:54 PM. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next update to this page will occur on Tuesday, December 1.