Please be advised that access to the Central Business District and Loop area will continue to be temporarily reduced tomorrow, June 2nd.
Access in the Central Business District and Loop area will only be given to employees whose businesses are located within the designated boundaries, individuals who reside in the surrounding area and residents engaged in essential activities as defined in the Municipal Code, Order 2020-3 (listed here under Section 2.5).
The boundaries of the Central Business District are as follows:
- Division Street from Lake Shore Drive to Halsted Street
- Halsted Street from Division Street to Milwaukee/Grand Avenue
- Milwaukee Avenue from Grand Avenue to Kinzie Street
- Canal Street from Kinzie Street to Cermak Road
- 26th Street from State Street to Lake Shore Drive
- Cermak Road from Canal Street to State Street
- State Street from Cermak Road to 26th Street
Every street into the perimeter is being manned by officers with the Chicago Police Department along with the help of the Department of Water Management, Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Before entering the perimeter set up by the City, residents and essential workers must show identification or proof that they live in the area and/or work in the area.
Now and until the perimeter is lifted, we encourage employers to allow workers to work from home and to limit the number of employees that are coming into the Central Business District.
Workers should contact their employer for questions regarding whether their businesses are operating in the designated area and for questions regarding teleworking.
BACP is working closely with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), neighborhood chambers and others business service organizations to provide critical support to businesses in impacted commercial corridors, including requests for clean-up and board ups and identification of hot spots.
Please reach out to your local chamber and visit www.chicago.gov/nbdc to learn more and request support.
This latest effort follows Mayor Lightfoot and Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Arwady’s joint-issued citywide curfew for all residents and visitors, effective from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until further notice.
Mayor Lightfoot, Dr. Arwady and Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown continue to reiterate that their number one priority is the safety and health of all residents, including protestors, police officers and all essential workers.