We’ve been told this was coming for some time now, but it happened even faster than I would have imagined. Chicago is lifting many of its pandemic restrictions along with many other cities, attempting to get the economy back into gear. But not all business owners, particularly in the food and beverage industry, are feeling the love. Just the other day we discussed some shops on the South Side that are still requiring patrons to wear masks now that they’re open again. But another group of eateries are taking a different approach. You can come to dine without a mask, but you’ll be seated in a “special section” that is reserved for vaccinated diners. You can just feel the equality in the air, citizens. (CBS Chicago)
Chicago restaurant owners hoping to ease concerns for those who may be apprehensive about dining out have a solution: a vaccinated only section.
Although the city is still int he bridge phase of its reopening plan, city guidance allows businesses to operate with no restrictions as long as only vaccinated people are allowed in that area.
Those will be in place at Moe’s Cantina this weekend, where a neon bracelet will be the key to a seat in the unrestricted vaccinated section of the restaurant. The unvaccinated section will continue to have distanced tables and partitions.
The restaurant will be issuing brightly colored wristbands to people who produce proof that they are vaccinated. The section of the restaurant reserved for them has normal spacing between tables plenty of seats at the bar. Those unable to provide their immunity passport will be sent to a section with fewer available seats and partitions between all of the diners and staff.