Chicago is back open for business!
The PACC continues to deliver COVID-19 Resources for Employers in Partnership with the BACP, we offer entrepreneurs and business owners in the Polish American community and beyond targeted expert training, information, and resources to help address challenges brought on by the pandemic. Activities designed to inform businesses of available financial aid and other services will include in-person outreach, coaching, and advising.
In May 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its framework to monitor the level of COVID-19 in communities.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available across Illinois. Eligible Chicagoans ages 5 years and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to protect themselves against severe outcomes – like hospitalization or death.
- The FDA and CDC took important action to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals. Learn more here.
- Regardless of vaccination status, if you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and avoid public spaces except to get medical care.
- Chicago has lifted its proof of vaccination requirement for public spaces. Individual businesses and events may still require proof of vaccination.
- The City of Chicago has removed the mask and vaccine requirements for most public spaces.
- Healthcare settings should encourage masking, at a minimum, for clinical encounters including when patient or provider requests use of a mask, if patients or providers are immunocompromised, and if patients have symptoms of an upper respiratory infection (cough, runny nose, fever, etc).
- Learn more about when to wear a mask to protect yourself and others at:
- Chicago’s Travel Advisory is updated weekly on Tuesdays.
- Face masks are no longer required at O’Hare and Midway international airports. However, current federal guidance recommends all travelers ages 2 and up wear a well-fitting mask or respirator while at indoor transportation facilities, including airports.
- Vaccinated domestic travelers do not need to be tested prior to travel.
- In contrast, unvaccinated travelers flying within the US should be tested 1 to 3 days before departure.
- Visitors to the U.S. no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.