New Guidance for Restaurants


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City of Highland
Police Department

Christopher J. Conrad, Chief of Police



March 16, 2020


TO: All Highland bar and restaurant owners/operators


RE: Mitigation of COVID-19 transmission


To Whom It May Concern,


Late today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-07 outlining operational requirements for on-site consumption of food and beverages in bars and restaurants.


In light of this finalized Executive Order, there is a change to the letter signed by City of Highland Mayor, Joseph R. Michaelis, and delivered to the city’s bars and restaurants earlier today.


This change regards allowing patrons inside the premises. According to Governor Pritzker’s order: “customers may enter the premises to purchase food or beverages for carry-out. However, establishments offering food or beverages for carry-out…..must ensure that they have an environment where patrons maintain adequate social distancing.”


Please see the full order, Executive Order 2020-07 Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order NO. 7)for full details.