Reopening Businesses Portal


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.

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Industry-specific Guidelines

Businesses and employees can find detailed guidelines for operations during Phase IV of Chicago’s response to COVID-19

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Reopening Self-certification

​Businesses are encouraged to go through the city's self-certification process for reopening

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Employee Resources

Refer to this page for employee-specific resources on worker protections and labor laws.”

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Other Resources

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