Many Chicago restaurants are working to swiftly pivot to delivery, carryout, and curbside pick-up dining options in the wake of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s order to help stop the novel coronavirus’s spread and close dine-in service for two weeks. The order dictates that customers won’t be allowed in dining rooms or bars through March 30.
A number of the city’s major food and beverage events have also seen canceled or postponed in response to the virus, known as COVID-19: the James Beard Foundation has delayed its annual black-tie awards gala until summer, organizers of the sixth annual Ramenfest announced they plan to reschedule, and businesses shut down a variety of pop-ups and festivals.
News about the novel coronavirus and its impact is coming fast, and Eater Chicago plans to track the affects of COVID-19 on the city’s restaurant scene.
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Check the Illinois Department of Public Health website for further guidance and updates on COVID-19.