Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse restaurant in Wheeling announced a temporary closure on Saturday, citing the reason as “unforeseen business circumstances” caused by proof of vaccination requirements in suburban Cook County.
In a social media post, the popular suburban establishment announced it was suspending all activities from Sunday to Monday, February 7.
“Due to unforeseen business circumstances brought on by Cook County’s new COVID-19 vaccination card mandate, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors,” the restaurant said on Facebook.
During the period of closure, Bob Chinn plans to “reset the restaurant”, update his building and give team members a “well-earned rest”.
As of January 3, people aged 5 and over must show proof of vaccination at indoor facilities in suburban Cook County where food or drink is served, including bars and restaurants as well as other establishments such as fitness centers and entertainment videos.
Chicago has also implemented similar requirements, saying such measures are necessary to protect the health and well-being of residents in response to an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.