Chicago to Open Indoor Dining, Offer PPE for Taxis

June 19, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot today announced indoor restaurants will be able to reopen—at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 50 people per room or floor—next Friday, June 26. That’s the same day the state could enter Phase 4 of the Governor’s reopening plan.

Also today, Lightfoot and Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno announced a new program that offers subsidies to all Chicago’s taxicab medallion owners so they can purchase the Personal Protective Equipment they need to operate safely. Under the program, the city is making available $200 per taxicab per year for reimbursements for face coverings, gloves, disinfecting products, partitions and other PPE products and service.