Health & Wellness

City Announces Updated COVID-19 Regulations

March 25, 2021
Dear Chicagoan,
After three months of consistent decline or stability in our COVID-19 health metrics, the City has seen a worrying rise in all metrics over the last few weeks. Positivity rates and total cases have increased significantly and, most alarmingly, Emergency Department visits for COVID-like illness have increased by 38% in the last week alone.
Due to this alarming increase in health metrics, the City of Chicago today announced updates to the COVID-19 regulations that keep most indoor limits in place while allowing for cautious increases in outdoor spaces that are less conducive to virus spread. The following outdoor capacity changes will take effect immediately (note that most indoor regulations will remain in place – see the end of this email for the full regulations):
  • Bars and Restaurants: Maximum outdoor table size can increase to ten people, with tables set up so that patrons are six feet from patrons at other tables. Indoor table size remains limited to no more than six people.
  • Social Events (e.g. weddings, potlucks and other community events): Total outdoor capacity can increase to the lesser of 50% or 100 people
  • Performance Venues, Theaters and Seated Spectator Events: Outdoor venues with capacity greater than or equal to 200 can operate at 25% capacity. Smaller venues can operate at no more than 50% capacity or 50 people.
  • Outdoor Recreation: Maximum groups of 50; multiple groups permitted
  • Places of Worship: No outdoor capacity limit provided that six feet of social distancing is maintained between parties
  • Health and Fitness Centers: Outdoor classes can increase to 100 people
In each setting, six feet of physical distance must be maintained between different parties, meaning that facilities may need to operate at a lower capacity to achieve six feet between all parties. Additionally, in order to ensure proper enforcement and safety across industries, all patrons will continue to count towards capacity limits, even if they are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative test.
Please see below for a full update on these COVID-19 regulations, and visit for the latest information. Please note that there have been two changes to indoor regulations in order to ensure consistency and safety: seating at the bar/counter at restaurants or bars is now limited to four per party, with six feet between parties, and indoor fitness classes can increase to 50 people, provided that the total room capacity remains under the 50% limit and six feet of distancing is maintained between patrons, with face coverings worn at all times. Additionally, as a reminder, social distancing regulations at bars, restaurants and events have been updated: tables must now be spaced so that patrons are six feet away from patrons at other tables.
In order to help businesses navigate these new guidelines, BACP will hold a webinar on Monday, March 29 at 3:30pm. Register and learn more at
COVID-19 Regulations as of 3/25/21
Restaurants and Bars
  • Can operate indoors at the lesser of 50% or 50 people per space
  • Larger establishments that can fit more than 50 people within an indoor room at 50% capacity can use impermeable barriers such as plexiglass in order to divide rooms into multiple spaces. Provided that these spaces are fully divided by impermeable barriers, and that other regulations are followed, establishments may have the lesser of 50% capacity or 50 people within each indoor space.
  • Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. Bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can operate indoors as long as they ensure that food is always available. This can be done by making menus available and allowing delivery or allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services.
  • Table size limited to no more than six people indoors and ten people outdoors
  • Outdoor service includes:
  • Rooms with retractable roofs
  • Rooftops
  • Multi-party structures, such as tents, with at least 50% of walls open
  • Single-party structures, such as igloos, with proper ventilation
  • Tables within eight feet of a wall that is at least 50% open
  • Tables must be spaced so that patrons are six feet away from patrons at other tables
  • Seating at bars/counters allowed with six feet between parties and party size of four or fewer
  • Patrons must be seated at all times while eating or drinking
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when seated and actively eating or drinking
  • Establishments must close for on-site service at 1:00 a.m. They may serve alcohol until that time provided that patrons are fully off-site by 1:00 a.m.
Social Events (e.g. weddings, potlucks and other community events)
  • Indoor events limited to lesser of 50% capacity or 50 people per space
  • Outdoor events limited to lesser of 50% capacity or 100 people per space
  • All food service and bars regulations must be followed, including:
  • Table size limited to no more than six people indoors and ten people outdoors
  • Patrons must be seated whenever eating or drinking
  • Tables must be spaced so that patrons are six feet away from patrons at other tables
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when seated and actively eating or drinking
  • Close all dance floors and other places where social distancing is not possible.
Health and Fitness Centers
  • 50% indoor capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space and six feet of social distancing between patrons
  • Indoor group classes of 50 or fewer can resume under the 50% capacity restriction, with six feet between patrons
  • Outdoor classes limited to no more than 100 people, with six feet of social distancing between patrons
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times indoors. They can be removed for outdoor activities provided that six feet of social distancing is maintained between patrons.
  • Locker rooms and showers can remain open if strict and frequent cleaning measures are in place
  • Close ancillary accommodations, including saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms, where social distancing is not possible
  • 50% indoor capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Outdoor recreation allowed with group size limited to no more than 50 people; multiple groups permitted
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
Movie Theaters, Performance Venues and Spectator Events (seated and ticketed)
  • 50% indoor capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Outdoor capacity for venues with capacity < 200: 50% capacity with no more than 50 people
  • Outdoor capacity for venues with capacity ≥ 200: 25% capacity
  •  Face coverings must be worn at all times
Retail Stores
  • 50% capacity
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
  • Alcohol sales from establishments with a Package Goods license must end at 11:00 p.m.
  • 25% capacity indoors or outdoors
  • Guided tours limited to 50 people
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
  • 25% capacity outdoors
  • 50% capacity with no more than 50 people for indoor exhibits
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
Personal Services
  • 50% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • Face coverings can be removed only for services that require their removal
Places of Worship
  • 50% capacity indoors, with no more than 50 people in any one space
  • No capacity limit outdoors, with six feet of social distancing between parties
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times


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Info Shared by Alderman Hairston:  However, we must still do our due diligence to remain mindful of the Covid 19 safety guidelines. For those interested in acquiring the Covid 19 vaccine, appointments can be made at Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Drive. Vaccine appointments are for constituents within the zip codes listed on the flyer below. They are offering the one-time shot, Johnson and Johnson. There is no code required to make an appointment.

Please register online by clicking the link below:

Appointments may also be made by calling the City’s vaccine call center at: 312-746-4835 (Monday to Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm).


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Free COVID-19 Vaccination

South Deering and Calumet Heights Residents


Under the Protect Chicago Plus Program and in partnership with Alderman Greg Mitchell and Howard Brown Health 
if you are 18 years or older and live in South Deering (Jeffery Manor) or Calumet Heights
you are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments for the first dose are available Thursdays and Saturdays
beginning April 1st thru April 17th or while supplies last.
NO Health Insurance required
NO Walk-ins accepted
Trumbull (Lyman) Park
2400 E. 105th St.
Chicago, IL 60617

To schedule an appointment, visit, or call 1-800-269-3600

For further assistance, call the 7th Ward Service Center and Office of Alderman Greg Mitchell at 773-731-7777

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1686 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9 AM CDT
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Everyone is welcome – Race, Run, Jog, Walk, Volunteer – ‘Go Run!
‘Go Runs are FREE and open to anyone in our effort to make running enjoyable and accessible to all, both newcomers, and long-time runners alike. Through ‘Go Run, CARA, and the Chicago Park District have an objective to activate neighborhood parks, build communities and encourage an active lifestyle through running and volunteerism.
Enjoy a free timed 5K and 1 Mile event at local neighborhood parks.
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Location: 1686 E. Hayes Dr., Chicago
Start Line: On the east side of Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot
Parking: Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot
Registration: Opens Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Registration for each ‘Go Run begins Friday at 3:00 p.m. the week prior to each ‘Go Run. Capacity is limited to the first 100 persons who register until COVID-19 gathering restrictions are removed. Registration will close when capacity is reached, or at 2:00 p.m. the day prior to each ‘Go Run. Whichever comes first. Please only register if you plan to participate.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3 PM CDT
Price: Free
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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
What do humans and monarch butterflies have in common?
The Guardians takes us through a journey of an indigenous community in México. In this documentary, the people of Donaciano Ojeda in Michoacán, México confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the forest in their ancestral lands that have been nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.
Join us as we highlight the need for monarch habitat conservation and our collective responsibility to carve out a sustainable future for monarchs and migrants.
Post-documentary discussion facilitated by Rosa Cabrera, LCC Director and Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, Heritage Garden Educator.
Duration: 60 mins
Spanish and English
Program Co-sponsored by the UIC Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management and the Heritage Garden student group



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Lead Service Line Replacement Programs Taking Applications Last fall the City has announced two new lead service line replacement programs for homeowners who would like to replace their lead service lines. If you live in a single-family or two-flat home built before 1986, it is likely that you have a lead service line. Chicago’s drinking water is in compliance with all industry, state and federal standards so replacement is completely voluntary.

• Homeowner-Initiated Program. If a homeowner wants to hire a contractor and remove the existing lead service line, this program will waive the permit fees for the project. This could amount to a savings of up to $3,100. Additionally, the City will attach the new service line to the water main and provide a free water meter for the contractor to install, if there isn’t one already in place. To qualify, the request for the fee waiver must be a standalone and not made in conjunction with a home renovation or expansion.
• Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program. Under this program, you may be eligible for a free lead service line replacement all the way from the water main into your home plus installation of a free water meter to save money on your water bills if:
o Live in a single-family or two-flat you own.
o Have a household income below 80% of the area median income ($72,800 for a family of 4).
o Have consistent results of at least 15 parts per billion of lead in your water in free testing by done by the Department of Water Management.
Residents interested in the Equity Program are encouraged to call 311 and ask for a water test kit to get started. More information on both these programs and links to apply can be found at:


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If You Are Experiencing Symptoms

The city launched ‘Chi COVID Coach,’ a mobile-friendly, web-based app to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you think you might be having symptoms, check in with the app — and they will check back with you via text message during your illness with information about what you and others your household should do. Click Start Coach to begin.








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Did you use your voice and join a protest over the last week? If so, protect yourself and those around you by getting tested for COVID-19.

Call 1.800.836.7633 to schedule an appointment at one of our 5 Chicago testing sites. There is NO CHARGE to patients. Learn more at






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The center was founded by eight Latina women who
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As a grassroots community based organization we
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2011 E. 75th St. Suite 106
Chicago, IL 60649

  • Phone: 312-225-1100
  • Fax: 773-363-7822

Welcome to Doctor Solomon Health and Wellness Center!
At Doctor Solomon Health and Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Chicago office.

Chiropractic Care: “Stress Test”

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