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Last updated on April 8

COVID-19

Stay-at-Home order
Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended a statewide order for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence due to the spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. The order is in effect across the State of Illinois and will remain in place until April 30.

Latest data
There have been 6,099 cases of COVID-19 identified in Chicago residents so far and 15,078 in Illinois (as of April 8).

We recommend consulting the following websites for the most up to date information regarding the virus:

COVID-19 resources from Chicago Loop Alliance:

Closures/Cancellations

In addition to the list below, all non-essential businesses in the Loop are closed through April 30.

Restaurants and bars – Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public, beginning at close of business Monday, March 16th. The city and state are working closely with restaurant owners and food delivery services to ensure kitchens can safely remain open to continue food delivery and put in place drive thru and curbside pickup options. 

For health and safety reasons, the following organizations and businesses decided to close and/or postpone operations for the following dates and times. Please note this is not a comprehensive list:

360 Chicago 

  • Closed until further notice
  • All special events and classes canceled beginning Sunday, March 15

About Last Knife

  • Closed until further notice

Adler University

  • Classes will be held virtually beginning Monday, March 16

American Writers Museum

  • Museum closed and all events cancelled beginning Saturday, March 14

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Museum closed starting Saturday, March 14
  • All events on hiatus through April 30

Art on theMart

  • Postponed until further notice

Auditorium Theatre

  • All performances canceled or postponed through April 30

Blick Art Materials

  • Closed beginning Wednesday, March 25 until further notice

Broadway In Chicago

  • All performances canceled or postponed until further notice

Chicago Athletic Association

  • Hotel operations postponed until further notice
  • All public programming canceled until further notice

Chicago Architecture Center

  • Closed until further notice

Chicago Cultural Center

  • Closed and all events and tours canceled through May 15

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

  • Canceled Wednesday, March 18 - Sunday, March 22

Chicago Lakefront Trail and Parks

  • Closed until further notice

Chicago Loop Alliance

  • The following meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed:
    • March 25, New Board Orientation (postponed until further notice) 
    • April 1, Placemaking Committee
    • April 2, Design and Advocacy Committee Meeting
    • April 16, LoopedIn Networking Event
    • April 22, Elevate State - Market Workshop (postponed until further notice)
  • Chicago Loop Alliance ambassadors have adjusted their procedures and increased their cleaning protocols. Current operating guidelines can be found here

Chicago Public Library

  • Closed until April 30 

Chicago Public Schools K-12 schools

  • Closed until April 30. Learn more here

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • All performances canceled through April 30

Chicago Riverwalk

  • Closed until further notice

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

  • All performances canceled beginning Saturday, March 14 until further notice

Columbia College

  • All classes and activities suspended until further notice
  • All residence halls will remain open with no visitors allowed

Corner Bakery 

  • Closed until further notice

DePaul University

  • University-sponsored events canceled and/or postponed until further notice
  • Spring Quarter classes will be delivered remotely whenever possible
  • Campus will remain open to faculty and staff

Expo 72

  • Exhibitions are closed 

Express

  • Closing all stores until further notice
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
  • Tours at all Trust sites are suspended until further notice.

Gene Siskel Film Center

  • All showings and events postponed until further notice.

Goodman Theatre

  • All performances suspended/postponed until further notice.

Grant Park

  • Closed until further notice

Harold Washington College (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Classes suspended until further notice

Hilton Chicago

  • Operations suspended beginning Friday, March 27

International Museum of Surgical Science

  • Closed Monday, March 16 until further notice

Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • All performances canceled through Tuesday, June 30

Macy's 

  • Closed until further notice

Maggie Daley Park

  • Closed until further notice

Millennium Garages

  • All four garages remain open with 24/7 vehicle access and continue to accept both monthly and daily applications. Please email info@millenniumgarages.com for more information.
    • Daily passes are recommended for those who only need occasional parking in the loop.
    • Parking options available for those switching from public transportation to driving.
    • Storage parking available for those needing to store their car.

Millennium Park

  • Closed until further notice

Museum of Contemporary Photography

  • Closed until further notice

Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack

  • Closed until further notice

Ocean Prime

  • Closed until further notice

PNC Bank

  • Some branch locations are closed, use branch locator
  • Adjusted hours:
    • Monday - Friday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    • Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    • Sunday (closed)

Pritzker Military Museum and Library

  • Closed until further notice

Punch Bowl Social

  • Closed until further notice

Roosevelt University

  • All classes will be held online

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Spring Break: Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 6
  • Campus closed to non-essential operations

Silk Road Rising

  • Performances postponed until further notice

State and Lake Chicago Tavern

  • Closed until further notice

Skydeck Chicago

  • Closed until further notice

The 606 Trail

  • Closed until further notice

The Berghoff

  • Closed until further notice

The Dearborn

  • Closed until further notice

The Joffrey Ballet

  • All performances postponed until further notice

Trattoria No. 10 

  • Closed until further notice

Turning the Page Carpe Librum Bookstores

  • Closed until further notice

Virgin Hotels Chicago

  •  Closed until further notice

Whimsical Candy

  • Closed until further notice beginning Friday, March 20

Please submit your closures, cancellations, postponements, and other COVID-19 impacts to Chicago Loop Alliance Marketing and Communications Assistant, Ari Gibson.

Traffic Impacts/Street Closures 

Now through April 2020
CTA Substation - State/Lake

As a part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Substation Upgrade Project now through April 2020 the Lake Street substation will be undergoing improvements.

In order to allow for this work, Lake Street between Wabash and State will be reduced to one traffic lane as of the last week of January. As a reminder, Lake Street is normally a two-lane street heading eastbound between Wacker and Wabash.

There will be 'No Parking' signs posted in the north parking lane, under and next to the elevated track while the work is being performed. The adjacent sidewalk and bicycle lane will also be closed.

The CTA will be working continuously seven days a week, including the nighttime hours. If you have any questions or concerns related to the work activity, please call:

María-Teresa Román
CTA Government and Community Relations Officer
mroman@transitchicago.com
(312) 681-2704

Film Notices

There are currently no film notices. Please check back periodically.