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The Chicago Loop is periodically affected by construction work, public events, filmmaking, and other projects. Stay up to date on current advisories, and view the latest updates and regulations related to COVID-19, including links to real-time data tracking by public health officials.


Last updated on June 17 at 2 p.m. 

COVID-19

City of Chicago enters Phase 5 alongside State of Illinois, fully reopening

On June 11, the City of Chicago entered Phase 5 with the rest of the State of Illinois. Capacity restrictions are now lifted at all businesses. All people will still need to wear masks in schools, healthcare facilities, and on public transit. Unvaccinated people should still wear masks in public settings. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get yours here.
 
Chicago enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine rollout: anyone 12 or older is eligible


On May 13, Chicago expanded Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout, now allowing all Chicagoans 12 and older to be vaccinated. Find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago 
here.

Travel guidance from the City of Chicago

The City of Chicago Department of Public Health advises all to delay travel until fully vaccinated. As of June 1, 2021, travelers from no U.S. states are at the 15 cases per 100,000 residents threshold that would require quarantine upon arrival to Chicago. See the latest guidance here.

Latest data

Chicago Loop Alliance recommends consulting the following websites for the most up to date information regarding the virus:

COVID-19 resources from Chicago Loop Alliance:

COVID-19 TESTING IN THE LOOP

Testing for COVID-19 is available at Michigan Avenue Primary Care, 181 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1720. A video consultation with a provider to determine the appropriate test and timing is required. Testing is then by appointment. They offer both tests for active COVID infection, and IgG antibody testing for prior COVID infection. Information on statewide testing sites can be found here. Testing is also available at 170 W. Washington. Walk-up patients are welcome daily form 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both rapid and RT-PCR tests are available. More information on testing can be found here

Sign up for emergency alert system for businesses

The city of Chicago is rolling out a new program to provide emergency alerts to businesses. Local business owners can text "CHIBIZ" to 67283 or visit chicago.gov/chibizalerts to opt in to get the alerts. Businesses will be asked to submit some details specific to their business so that the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication can send targeted alerts to specific areas of the city, as needed.

New Motorcycle Ordinance Goes into Effect June 7

Effective June 7, this new ordinance will allow the Chicago Police Department to impound vehicles for the following offenses:

  • Drifting on any street, highway, or other public way in the City (9-12-100)
  • Operation of a non-highway vehicle upon any street, highway, roadway, or any public property in the City (9-12-110)
  • Operating a motor vehicle equipped with prohibited plate covers or other coverings that obstruct the visibility of the plate. (9-76-160)

Transit updates

  • CTA
    View CTA updates here.
  • PACE
    View PACE updates here.
  • Metra
    View Metra updates here.
  • South Shore Line
    View South Shore Line updates here.
  • Divvy Bike Sharing 
    View Divvy Bike updates here.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS, CLOSURES, PROTESTS & RALLIES

Please be advised of traffic impacts.

Sidewalk aggregate reconditioning

Through the direction of State Street Special Service Area #1-2015, Chicago Loop Alliance has contracted Hard Surface Finishers, Inc., for a $150,000 sidewalk aggregate reconditioning on State Street, representing two years' worth of work. The reconditioning began Thursday, May 27, with concrete pours every Saturday for the following three Saturdays. Expect some noise and dust. The project will be completed by June 16.

Protests

Thursday,  June 17 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) 
1K Summer March 

This march will take place starting at Daley Plaza - 50 W. Washington Street. 

Friday, June 18 (11 p.m.) - Saturday,  June 19 (1 a.m.) 
F*@k That Colonizer

This march will take place starting at Grant Park - 320 E. Roosevelt Road. 

Saturday, June 19 (10 a.m.) 
March for US 2021 

This march will take place starting at 701 S. State Street. 

Monday, June 21 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
March with the Coalition for Peace 

This march will take place starting at City Hall - 121 N. Lasalle Street. 

Friday, June 25 (6 p.m.-11 p.m.) 
Chicago Critical Mass 

This bicycle caravan will take place starting at Daley Plaza - 50 W. Washington Street. 

Saturday, June 26 (noon)
Abolish ICE & No More Kids in Cages… Biden Close the Camps

This protest will take place at Federal Plaza - 230 S. Dearborn Street.

Sunday, June 27 (12 p.m.) 
Pride Without Prejudice March 

This march will take place starting at City Hall - 121 N. Lasalle Street. 

Sunday, July 4 (12 p.m.) 
2nd Annual March & Boycott 4th of July 2021

This rally and march will take place starting at Millennium Park - 201 E. Randolph Street. 

Saturday, July 17 (12 p.m.) 
Where are you Kim Foxx? 75 Women of Color MURDERED 

This public gathering will take place at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office - 69 W. Washington Street. 

Bridge Lifts

During spring boat runs, Chicago 27 bridges will lift sequentially from Ashland Ave to Lake Shore Drive. Each bridge lift takes approximately 15 minutes.

  • Saturday, June 19, 8 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. 
  • Saturday, June 26, 8 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. 

Film Notices

Sunday, June 13 (8 p.m.) - Friday, June 18 (8 a.m.)

  • South Side of E Randolph St from 201 to 340 Randolph

If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact:

Location Manager
Tom Lounsbury
(312) 622-0276

Saturday, June 19 (5 a.m.-4 p.m.)

  • West Lake, from Post Place to LaSalle Street
  • North Wells, from West Wacker to West Randolph 

Sunday, June 20, 2021 (3:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.)

  • Lake from Post to LaSalle
  • Wells from Wacker to Randolph
Sunday, June 27 (6 a.m.-5 p.m.)

  • Southbound Michigan Avenue, from Illinois to Wacker Drive (6am-9am)
  • Wabash, from Wacker Drive to 401 N Wabash (9am-5pm)