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COVID-19 Chicago lakefront, trails closed to public
2020-03-26

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Chicago aldermen have noted to their constituents that their access to public places has been curtailed.

Starting March 26, all of Chicago's lakefront with its adjoining parks will be closed to the public until further notice. In addition, all fieldhouses, playlots, school playgrounds, the Chicago Riverwalk and the 606 Trail are now closed, Ald. James Cappleman's release stated.

The move came after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot admonished people March 25 for congregating at the lakefront. Camera footage showed people playing sports and even having picnics.

Cappleman also stated that everyone must follow public-health guidelines while outside near their homes, including social distancing (no closer than six feet to each other) and frequent hand-washing.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order is in effect through at least Tuesday, April 7.


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