May 28, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Chicago is on track to go to Phase 3 of the “Protecting Chicago” framework and begin reopening on Wednesday, June 3.
“Throughout the pandemic, I have been overwhelmed by the service and sacrifice made by countless Chicagoans from every corner of our city and every walk of life,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “Our ability to meet this moment would not have been possible without the work and passion of countless other Chicagoans who stepped up for their city during our time of need. It’s because of all these efforts that Chicago is poised to begin cautiously reopening on June 3.”
CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., will issue a public health order extending the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order in the city until Chicago reopens on June 3.
City officials say cautiously reopening in Phase 3 will still require strict physical distancing but begin to allow for some industries to start reopening. All Chicago residents should continue to physically distance and wear a face covering; limit non-business, social gatherings to fewer than 10 persons; stay at home if feeling ill or coming into contact with someone with COVID-19; and get a test if developing symptoms.
To allow businesses and organizations to prepare for the reopening, on Tuesday, the city released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees, and customers to follow as they begin to safely reopen on June 3.