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We have joined a growing coalition of civic organizations across the Chicago area in adopting safety protocols to ensure your attendance at any Council event is safe. These protocols are in effect until further notice and will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations.

Questions? Contact covidresponse@thechicagocouncil.org.


Proof of Vaccination

Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Full vaccination is 14 days after the completion of two doses of the following COVID-19 vaccinations: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Attendees should have this information ready to present as they enter any Council event, as it will be checked before entry.

Attendees are encouraged to consider using the free My Bindle app on their mobile devices to help expedite the entry process. An express entrance line will be available for members using the Bindle app. To learn more, go to joinbindle.com/ccga.

A physical vaccination card or a photo of a vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID, may also be presented for entry.

Face Mask Requirement

Attendees are required to wear face coverings at all times (except when actively eating or drinking) and in all areas of the Council’s Conference Center or at any Council event, including while seated during programs. Face coverings should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted. Attendees arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask.

Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitization

In the Council’s Conference Center, high-touch areas, including countertops, door handles, and elevators, are cleaned and sanitized regularly. In addition, seating areas and corresponding lobbies are disinfected with CDC-approved aerosol sprays after each program.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Conference Center and can be found near all entrances. Per CDC guidelines, people should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Contact Tracing

If there is any indication you may have been exposed to COVID-19 while at a Council program, you will be informed as soon as possible via email. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending a program, email covidresponse@thechicagocouncil.org.