Chicago Announcements June 02, 2021

  • The Chicago Department of Public Health has removed all remaining states and territories from the city’s Emergency Travel Order list, officials announced Tuesday. Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia and Washington have all been downgraded to the “yellow tier,” meaning unvaccinated travelers from those states do not need to quarantine, because their average caseloads have dropped below 10 per 100,000 residents. The change marks the first time in the 11-month history of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order system that visitors from all 50 states have been in the clear to come to Chicago without restrictions. 
  • The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection launched a new online portal cataloguing city home-sharing registrations, as the city’s new ordinance (SO2020-3986) cracking down on short-term rentals went into effect on Tuesday. The new rules were originally meant to go into effect in April, but the City Council passed an ordinance (O2021-921) to delay implementation by two months so the business affairs department would have more time to build the database. 
  • The Sun-Times and Chicago Community Trust will host a virtual roundtable discussion at 6 p.m. Wedensday to reflect on “George Floyd’s murder, the racial reckoning it sparked & the public safety reforms that are still being debated.” The event will be moderated by reporter Elvia Malagón and include panelists Jessie Fuentes of Illinois Latino Agenda 2.0, Kobi Guillory of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Jasmine Roach of VOYCE, the Rev. Damon Smith of the Community Renewal Society and Jonathan Swain of Link Unlimited Scholars. Online registration is required.

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