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IMPORTANT CHICAGO REOPENING NOTICE
Chicago is in Phase 4. These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction. In all settings, six feet of physical distance must be maintained between different parties. If necessary, facilities should operate a lower capacity to achieve six feet between all parties.
Libraries: Considered an essential service as they support Chicagoans needing support with remote learning, job searching, temporary refuge for weather relief, securing needed benefits and resources. Libraries are open at 25% indoor capacity with protective measures in place to ensure the health and safety of the public and staff. See chipublib.org for more details.
Bars, restaurants and other establishments with a Tavern or Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity license must have all patrons off premises by 1:00 am.
Liquor stores, grocery stores and other establishments with a Package Goods license must cease alcohol sales at 11:00 pm.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials, have developed industry-specific guidelines for safely operating within Phase IV: Gradually Resume. These guidelines are part of the city’s Be Safe Chicago framework that will be used to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19.
Aligned with the State of Illinois but tailored to Chicago’s context, these guidelines advise employers and residents of Chicago on how to gradually resume reopening while continuing to prioritize the health of our most vulnerable residents. Please reference the materials on this page to help cautiously guide your businesses and employees as we go into Phase IV as of Friday, June 26: Gradually Resume. As we continue to reopen further, more guidelines will be added to this page, and existing guidelines will be updated.
Businesses and employees can find detailed guidelines for operations during Phase IV of Chicago’s response to COVID-19
Businesses are encouraged to go through the city's self-certification process for reopening
Refer to this page for employee-specific resources on worker protections and labor laws.”
The City of Chicago has compiled the national resources in response to COVID‑19, as well as provided health-focused posters for download and use in your place of business