Outdoor Table Service

Restore Illinois Tier 3 - Restaurants & Bars Outdoor Table Service


With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois and the nation, the state is committed to listening to public health experts and following the science to keep people safe. Tier 3 builds on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan first released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and ensure our hospitals do not become overrun. This new tier aims to limit gatherings and encourages people to stay home to the greatest extent possible, while permitting some industries to remain open at significantly reduced capacities with proper safety measures in place. All detailed Phase 4 operational guidance remains in effect. Where Phase 4 guidance and Tier 3 Mitigations imply different standards, the more restrictive Tier 3 Mitigations will apply. School districts and local officials should follow extensive guidance released by IDPH and ISBE in August and make decisions related to in-person and remote learning at the local level, based on the unique needs of their communities. Child care facilities may continue to operate subject to DCFS guidelines. 

With COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak, all 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01am. 

If your business is would like to provide outdoor table service, we are ready to assist.  Please review the information on this web page and complete the application.  Submit the completed application and required documentation to tim.verbeke@lakezurich.org with the subject header "Outdoor Table Service Application". Please keep that in mind as we navigate a process that is unique to the circumstances and your business location. We endeavor to answer all of your questions and approve your application as quickly as possible.

General Conditions and Agreements

In accordance with the Restore Illinois COVID-19 response program, Village of Lake Zurich restaurants may establish TEMPORARY outdoor dining areas in compliance with applicable health and safety guidelines.

Authorized hours for outdoor table service are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday – Saturday, 8:00am to 9:00 pm on Sundays unless otherwise authorized. Once granted, this authorization is valid through May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day).

Important Links

Lake County Health Department guidelines specific to outdoor dining and drinking establishments.

RESTORE ILLINOIS Phase 3 guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely

RESTORE ILLINOIS Phase 4 guidelines for Revitalization 

RESTORE ILLINOIS Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation guidelines

State of Illinois guidelines are available at the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity website