2022 COVID-19 UPDATES

CHICAGO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

Effective Monday, January 3, any individual 5 years of age or older will be required to show proof that they are full vaccinated against COVID-19 to dine indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served. Patrons 16 years of age or older will also need to provide identification that matches their vaccination record.

This proof of vaccination requirement is in response to an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases both locally and nationally, driven in part by the Omicron variant. Public Health Order 2021-2 will remain in effect until the City of Chicago is through this Omicron-driven surge and the risk of overwhelming hospital capacity has passed.

The City of Chicago mask mandate also remains in effect for all public indoor settings. The new order does not affect this mask requirement.

Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, the Chicago Vaccine Requirement will apply to the following public indoor places:

· Indoor Dining: Establishments where food or beverages are served, including but not limited to restaurants, bars, fast food establishments, coffee shops, tasting rooms, cafeterias open to the public, food courts, dining areas of grocery stores, breweries, wineries, distilleries, banquet halls, and hotel ballrooms; and

· Indoor Fitness: Gyms and fitness venues, including but not limited to gyms, recreation facilities, fitness centers, yoga, pilates, cycling, barre, and dance studios, hotel gyms, boxing and kickboxing gyms, fitness boot camps, and other facilities used for conducting indoor group fitness classes; and

· Indoor entertainment and recreation venues where food or beverages are served: Including, but not limited to movie theaters, music and concert venues, live performance venues, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, play areas, pool and billiard halls, and other recreational game centers.

The vaccine requirement does not include do not include houses of worship, pre-K-12 schools, child care programs, locations in O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport, locations in residential or office buildings the use of which is limited to residents, owners, or tenants of that building, or to food service establishments providing only charitable food services, such as soup kitchens.

Proof of vaccination means a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and dates administered. View Public Health Order 2021-2 for individuals exempted from the order.

Establishments will be required to:

· Develop and keep a written record describing the protocol for implementing and enforcing the vaccine mandate.

· Prominently post signage at each publicly accessible entrance to the covered location and at least one location inside the covered location that is conspicuously visible, informing patrons of the vaccination requirement.

We thank all the Chicagoans who have already made the choice to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect themselves, their families, and Chicago.

City of Chicago Vaccine Requirement Press Release

For more information and guidance visit Chicago.gov/COVID.

For Businesses

Under Chicago Public Health Order 2021-2 (Proof of Vaccination in Public Places) establishments are required to:

  • Keep a written record describing the protocol for implementing and enforcing the vaccine requirement
  • Prominently post signage at each publicly accessible entrance to the covered location and at least one location inside the covered location that is conspicuously visible, informing patrons of the vaccination requirement

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Under Chicago Public Health Order 2021-1 (Masks Required Indoors in Public Places) establishments are required to:

  • Prominently post signage at each publicly accessible entrance to the business and at least one location inside the business that is conspicuously visible informing patrons that masks are required to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The Business Mask Mandate Poster is available for download by visiting Chicago.gov/COVID, under the “Resources” drop-down menu, then “Communication Resources.”

For more information and guidance visit Chicago.gov/COVID.

 

AAH Community Update January 2022


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