Chicago Announcements May 19, 2021

  • The Chicago Department of Public Health moved Indiana to its “yellow” classification in its Emergency Travel Order alongside 10 other states and Puerto Rico. As of Tuesday, only seven states are classified as “orange” under the order: Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia and Washington. Travelers arriving in Chicago from the other 42 states and territories will not need to quarantine or obtain a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in Chicago. Travelers arriving from an Orange-classified state will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or obtain a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hourss before they reach the city. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to follow these guidelines regardless of where they are traveling from.  
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that the Lollapalooza music festival will take place from July 29 to Aug. 1, 2021. The festival will be held in Grant Park, and patrons must have either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have tested negative for the disease within 24 hours of each day they plan to attend the festival. Tickets will become available starting on Wednesday, May 19 along with the year’s roster of performers.  
  • The Chicago Department of Housing will open applications at 9 a.m. Monday, May 24 for the next round of its federally backed Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Eligible renters can apply at

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