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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 NameMunicipalityType of violation(s)Date of Order Served
Neoteca PizzaBarringtonindoor dining11/12/2020 issued in person
CanteenBarringtonindoor dining11/12/2020 issued in person
Southern Belle CafeBarringtonindoor dining11/12/2020 issued in person
Stacked Pancake HouseOak Lawnindoor dining11/16/2020 sent
The Whistle Sports BarOak Lawnindoor dining11/16/2020 sent
Les BrothersOak Lawnindoor dining11/16/2020 sent
115 Bourbon StreetMerrionette Parkindoor dining11/16/2020 sent
FlapjacksOak Lawnindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Chaser's Sports BarNilesindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Sebastian's Ale & Whiskey HouseBrookfieldindoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Brookfield BreakfastBrookfieldindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Phil's Sports Bar and GrillBrookfieldindoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Elly's Pancake HouseArlington Heightsindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Golden BrunchArlington Heightsindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Alley 64Palatineindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Palatine InnPalatineindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Les BrothersHickory Hillsindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Teddy's DinerElk Grove Villageindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Joey's PizzaHillsideindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Elly's Pancake HouseElk Grove Villageindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Bob & Trish's New BeginningsDes Plainesindoor dining & non-masking & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Amici'sNilesindoor dining11/17/2020 sent
Ryan's Public HouseBrookfieldindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
Illusion CafeDes Plainesindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/17/2020 sent
ShakouArlington Heightsindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Blueberry HillForest Parkindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Melinda's PubWorthindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
DurbinsMidlothianindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Southern CafeRoselleindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/19/2020 sent
Southernfork RestaurantOrland Parkindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/19/2020 sent
Original Pancake HouseOrland Parkindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
The Whistle Sports BarTinley Parkindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Lumes Pancake HouseOrland Parkindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/19/2020 sent
Sophia's Famous PancakeOrland Parkindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Eggsperts Breakfast and LunchOrland Parkindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
BacowkaSchaumburgindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
RookiesHoffman Estatesindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/19/2020 sent
Village Taver and GrillSchaumburgindoor dining & inadequate spacing11/19/2020 sent
Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequilla BarSchaumburgindoor dining11/19/2020 sent
Old MunichWheelingindoor dining &non-masking & inadequate spacing11/20/2020 served

Stay-At-Home Advisory

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.


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