Wednesday, September 2, 2020
As per State guidelines gatherings of more than 50 people are not permitted. Weddings are only permitted to have 50 attendees.
The guidelines are for the entire state and every County, local jurisdictions can be more stringent but should not be less.
You can find the complete state's guidelines for gatherings and social events online:https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/meetings-and-social-events/
Cook County and Chicago have issue an Emergency Travel Order: it requires individuals coming from the below state/countries to self quarantine for 14 days:
China, Iran, Europe, UK, Ireland, Brazil.
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
This includes both Chicago residents returning from travel to a designated state, and travelers arriving in Chicago from a designated state.
You can find complete information here:
Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions, even more if you are planning your wedding. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.
However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
The Health Department is inspecting events and already shut down many that did not follow the guidelines, they gave fines leaving couples, guests and vendors with nothing else than going home in the middle of the couple's celebrations.
At Bweddings we understand that everyone will have slightly different interpretations of the guidelines, but overall the goal is to create safe environments for events, in Illinois and Chicago, so that you, your guests and your vendor team can feel comfortable attending and working at weddings and that proper precautions and communication have been provided.