Sam Toia on city’s rollback of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, and restaurants: ‘I get what the mayor is doing, this pandemic has killed the hospitality industry in the city’

Roe Conn

The restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 24 at midnight

People eat outside of a restaurant in Skokie, Ill., Thursday, June 18, 2020. Chicago restaurants could welcome diners for indoor dining as early as July 1. That’s when the city could enter into the next phase of its pandemic recovery plan, according to Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health. All social distancing, face covering, and other guidelines will be followed. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

President of the Illinois Restaurant Association, Sam Toia joins Roe Conn to discuss Mayor Lightfoot’s rollback of COVID-19 restrictions on bars, and restaurants due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. What impact will it have on the restaurant industry?

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