The mayor made a big announcement from Navy Pier this morning complete with backing band regarding the reopening of our amazing city.
— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenoneil) April 29, 2021
Effective immediately, Chicago’s Phase 4 regulations are loosening up. This means the return of FESTIVALS, the opening of the Lakefront, increased capacity for venues, restaurants, churches and more!
Summary from BlockClubChi:
- “Restaurants and bars can increase capacity to the lesser of 50 percent or 100 people.
- Larger indoor venues for seated spectator events — including the United Center, theaters and concert venues — can now operate at 25 percent capacity. Smaller indoor venues for such events can operate at the lesser of 50 percent capacity or 50 people.
- Large indoor venues can now operate at the lesser of 25 percent of 250 people. Meetings, conferences and conventions are allowed within those rules.
- Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events can operate with 15 people per 1,000 square feet.
- Flea and farmers markets can operate at 25 percent capacity or 15 people per 1,000 square feet.
- Places of worship with large, indoor venues can operate at 25 percent capacity.
- Social events can be held with the lesser of 50 percent capacity or 50 peple indoors. If outdoors, they can be held with the lesser of 50 percent capacity or 100 people. Fully vaccinated people will not count toward the capacity limit.
At the same time, the city announced people who are fully vaccinated — meaning it’s been 14 days since they received their final vaccine dose — will not count toward capacity limits at private events like weddings.
People will still need to keep 6 feet apart and wear face coverings, among other protective measures. Officials are also encouraging people to get fully vaccinated to stop the pandemic and fully resume normal life.”
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