Today begins proof of vaccination for select indoor public services in Chicago

Today, Monday, January 3, 2022 begins the City’s requirement to show proof of vaccination for spaces like gyms, restaurants and recreation spaces where food or beverages are served.

An explosion of positive covid cases has occurred in Chicago last week, with the Sun Times reporting a record 30,000 new positive tests as of Thursday, December 30, 2021, making it the most cases Chicago has seen in yet to date.

The omicron variant is so far appearing to be highly transmissible according to the CDC, and vaccines are strongly recommended.

Doctors and researchers are discouraging cloth masks, and instead recommend “N95 or similar high-filtration respirator when you’re in public indoor spaces.”

What does this mean for event planners and industry professionals?

Be prepared for cancellations, to potentially test on-site, and be able to verify your attendees’ vaccination status. Learn more about vaccination verification in Illinois here. You can also use resources like the CLEAR app which allows for digital registration of vaccination cards and status.

To learn more about the Chicago’s current covid requirements visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

Article written by Jessica Dalka 
Twitter: @JessicaDalka | Instagram @ChicagoPlanner | linkedin.com/in/dalka


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