~ Hyde Park Vitality Committee Safety Guidance ~

Dear Hyde Park Businesses,

The Hyde Park Vitality Committee (Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Nichols Park Advisory Council, South East Chicago Commission/Special Service Area SSA #61, the University of Chicago Commercial Real Estate Operations (CREO) Group/Office of Civic Engagement, and McCaffery, Inc.) send our best wishes for a BOOtiful and festive holiday season.  

As we are all aware, Halloween 2021 is just around the corner on Sunday October 31st! The City of Chicago Mayor, Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health encourage all to safely celebrate Halloween in Chicago that emphasizes social distancing and other safety precautions throughout the week. 

As a reminder, as per the City of Chicago, effective August 20, 2021, masks are required in all indoor public settings for everyone 2 years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status. Please be mindful of this during the holiday weekend as you may see an uptick in foot traffic.

As a member of the Hyde Park business community please help make this a safe and positive evening in Hyde Park. For details on how you can assist, please review the safety guidance letter

City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection:

Please visit ChicagoHalloweek.org for the guidelines for a safe Halloween. You can download the Halloweek Toolkit for safety guidelines and signage for your home or business. Bar and restaurant owners can read this Top Tips for Liquor Licensees flyer as a reminder of responsibilities.

City of Chicago, BACP

The Special Service Area #61 aka Downtown Hyde Park is comprised of the 53rd and 55th Street corridors connected by Lake Park Avenue. Special Service Areas (SSA), known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) serves as the official Service Provider for SSA #61- Hyde Park.

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