LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN CHICAGO THAT CAN STAY OPEN PAST 10PM CUFEW


Feels like deja vu. Chicago bars will have to close indoor service once again, unless food is served. Non essential businesses will have to adhere to a new 10pm curfew. And officials warn indoor dining could be next if cases of COVID-19 do not slow down. Here's a list of the businesses that are deemed essential and do not have to abide by the curfew order:

  • Animal Grooming Services 
  • Emergency City services and other essential government services 
  • Hospitals, healthcare and public health operations
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, and all other stores that sell groceries and medicine
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurants for consumption off-premises
  • Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation, including bike shops
  • Greenhouses, Garden Centers and Nurseries
  • Transportation, for purposes of Essential Travel
  • Financial institutions
  • Day care centers
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Essential Infrastructure:Working in food production, distribution and sale; construction; building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems
  • Food, beverage and cannabis production and agriculture
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services
  • Media
  • Critical trades, including: plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers that maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations
  • Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services
  • Educational institutions, for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions
  • Supplies to work from home
  • Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations
  • Home-based care and services
  • Residential facilities and shelters
  • Religious gatherings are permitted if they are limited to 10 people and adhere to social distancing guidelines
  • Professional services
  • Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries
  • Critical labor union functions
  • Hotels and motels,to the extent used for lodging and delivery or carry-out food services
  • Funeral services

Check out more about the cities restrictions here