Starting Wednesday, if you dine out in Illinois, you will be required to wear a mask.

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Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the revised guidelines for restaurants and bars statewide to operate safely and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Due to an increase in COVID cases, restaurant and bar patrons will be required to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food services workers or employees.

Face coverings will be required both in indoor and outdoor dining settings across the state.

Quincy Police issued a statement Tuesday, saying enforcement of the new rules would consist of education of the business owner on a first violation, issuing of warnings for the second infraction and the filing of a report with the state’s attorney for a third violation.

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