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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and DCASE invite you to enjoy Chicago's Fourth
of July Events this Saturday. Signature events include the Virtual
Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival (12-9pm at chosenfewdjs.com); a Salsa edition of SummerDance in Place (5-6:30pm, chicagosummerdance.org) and the Grant Park Music Festival's virtual Independence Day Salute (6:30-7:30pm, gpmf.org). These free special events are presented by the City of Chicago and its partners in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Experience New, Reimagined Summer Events
Our schedule of new and reimagined summer events
includes at-home dance parties, virtual concerts, cooking
demonstrations and more - in lieu of summer festivals cancelled due to
COVID-19. Some highlights include:
-Taste of Chicago To-Go
- A local dining guide showcasing this year's 42 participating eateries
is available, along with the schedule of online cooking demonstrations
and virtual music and dance events, at TasteofChicago.us.
-SummerDance in Place -
A new citywide, at-home version of the summertime tradition invites
Chicagoans to plan smaller, socially-distant dance parties in their
homes and backyards, on front porches and elsewhere. Enjoy dance lessons
and music - Bollywood, Swing, Cumbia, Line Dancing and more - on
Wednesdays (July 8, 15, 22 & 29) at 5:30pm on WTTW Prime (11.2) and
our YouTube channel; details at ChicagoSummerDance.org.
-Millennium Park at Home
- Weekly Thursday-night concerts (July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-7:30pm)
and Saturday morning workouts (July 11-August 26, 8-9am) bring the
Park's renowned programming to everyone at MillenniumPark.org.
Millennium Park is Cautiously Reopening
Millennium Park is now open daily, 8am to 9pm, including the Great Lawn
area with social distancing circles. Visitors are required to practice
physical distancing and wear face coverings. Visit MillenniumPark.org to plan your visit - including where to enter/exit the park and which facilities are open.
Chicago City Markets are Opening
Considered essential businesses, the Chicago City Markets are opening
in June and July to increase neighborhood access to fresh and healthy
food. DCASE will take necessary precautions to encourage social
distancing and to protect customers and vendors. Regrettably, since the
City of Chicago has cancelled all permitted special events through Labor
Day (September 7), Maxwell Street Market will remain closed through
this date. A full schedule of local markets is available at ChicagoCityMarkets.us.
Chicago Cultural Center is Highlighting Murals, Virtual Tours
The Chicago Cultural Center remains closed to the public, but DCASE is
excited to feature art on the building's exterior. Enjoy a set of
colorful mural banners by Chicago artist Sam Kirk in honor of Chicago
Pride 2020 on the Michigan Avenue side of the building. And don't forget
about the magnificent mural by Kerry James Marshall on the Garland
Court side of the building. If you want to go inside the "People's
Palace," we are now offering video tours by cultural historian Tim
Samuelson at ChicagoCulturalCenter.org.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602
every action we have taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis, this
decision was difficult but necessary in order to ensure the continued
health and safety of Chicago’s residents and businesses,” said Mayor
Lori E. Lightfoot. “Our success in staying ahead of this pandemic
underscores our commitment to following the data of this disease,
prioritizing saving lives, and working collaboratively with health
officials, businesses and other stakeholders as we safely reopen our
city’s economy. This emergency order will not only help contain the
local spread of COVID-19 and preserve the positive progress we’ve made,
it will also serve to prevent further spread nationwide and support the
efforts of officials in other cities and states.”
close to six months now we’ve been laser-focused on containing this
virus, limiting infections and ultimately saving lives, and we’ve made
tremendous progress,” said Dr. Arwady. “That remains our focus today,
and this order is another important measure in helping us further
contain the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago.”
measure is a response to increased and high rates of COVID-19
transmission in certain states and builds on ongoing enforcement
measures by the City to slow the transmission of COVID-19, representing a
cautious, incremental and evidence-based approach to reopening the
city. The list of states included in the order will be updated every
Tuesday, and the order will be in effect until further notice. There are
exceptions for essential workers traveling for work purposes and for
other specific circumstances outlined below.
has experienced several weeks of declining new daily cases, and the
percent positivity rate – the percentage of people tested who are
positive for COVID-19 – has fallen steeply and is now under 5%. But the
city is still considered an area of moderate-high incidence under
Centers for Disease Control guidance, and officials don’t want to see
those gains reversed. Dr. Arwady has issued several public health orders
during the pandemic to protect the public health, including previous
orders applying the governor’s stay-at-home order and limiting public
Chicago and Illinois have seen steep declines in new cases,
hospitalizations and deaths, other parts of the country are seeing a
surge in new cases and the country overall is setting new highs for
daily COVID-19 cases. Because of this, officials in Chicago, similar to
states such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, decided to act
quickly in an effort to prevent a local resurgence.
the order goes into effect on July 6, travelers from the following
states, including Chicago residents returning from these states, will be
directed to quarantine upon arrival in Chicago:
· North Carolina
· South Carolina
are subject to fines of $100-$500 per day, up to $7,000. Exceptions to
the order for personal travel will be permitted for travel for medical
care and parental shared custody, and for business travel to Chicago for
essential workers. The Commissioner of Health may additionally grant
exemptions based upon an organization’s or business’ testing and other
essential workers traveling for work purposes are subject to
requirements that include limiting their activities to work-related
activities and functions that directly support their work-related
activities and avoiding public spaces as much as possible.
are other exceptions to the order, as well. For example, it does not
apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited
duration (less than 24 hours) through the course of travel, such as
travelers changing planes at certain airports or driving through
quarantine requirement applies to people even if they have no symptoms
COVID-19 and those who test negative for COVID-19. Travelers coming from
international locations should review the Centers for Disease Control travel recommendations by country.
order and its current effects will be communicated to travelers through
signage at O’Hare and Midway International Airports, on highways and
roadways, as well as through City websites and social media channels.
The City has asked hotels and short-term rentals to communicate the
14-day quarantine to guests who have traveled from one of the designated
states as well.
the pandemic, individuals who are infected with COVID-19 or have come
into contact with someone who is, have been advised to quarantine.
Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows
they are sick, including if a traveler has been infected with the virus
but does not have symptoms. In this order, quarantine means staying at a
single designated home or dwelling for 14 days before doing any
activities outside of the home or dwelling. People in quarantine should
separate themselves from others as much as possible and check themselves
for symptoms. The requirements to safely quarantine can be found here.
for tonight’s “Architecture Crash Course” at 6pm with a fun look at
Chicago’s urban planning past. From Burnham’s vision of Paris on the
Prairie to Lower Wacker, Chicago has designed the city for efficiency,
as well as for sneaking power structures into the world around us.
And we’re excited to announce that walking tours are back! Join the “Loop Architecture Walking Tour”
on Friday, July 3, at 3:00pm, or Sunday, July 5, at 12:00pm. (Group
size is limited, masks are required.) More tours and dates will be added
soon. Check our website for details.
VIRTUAL TOURS, 6:00pm-6:30pm CDT
TONIGHT, Thurs, July 2 “Urban Planning: The White City to Wacker Drive” Amanda
Mon, July 6 “Conversations: Eric from FLW Building Conservancy” Alex
Thurs, July 9 “Wright’s Philosophies & the Prairie School” Alex
Also: Fri, July 17 “Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour” Amanda $8, tickets here.
DID IT! Thank you to all who donated in June! Because of your support,
we will continue free, virtual tours, including our virtual Monday
Conversations and Thursday Architecture Crash Course series. And we are
working on a special message to all of you who supported over the last