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  • COVID-19 Response: Resources for Lakeview Businesses

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact Lakeview as it does communities across Chicago, the country and the world. As this is a quickly evolving situation, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce will continue to monitor guidance from public health officials and we strongly encourage our area businesses to do the same. The health, safety and welfare of our residents and businesses remains our primary concern.

    Our goal throughout the outbreak is to provide regular, up-to-date information and resources to local businesses as we navigate these uncertain times. This page will be updated frequently to help businesses respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, including the latest news, legislation, financial resources, health guidance, and related meetings and events. For reopening guidance and information about how our community is preparing for recovery, please visit our COVID-19 Recovery page.


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  • Current Reopening Status: Phase 2 Current Reopening Status: Phase 2

    Updated 5/28/2020

    Lakeview is currently in Phase 2 of the City of Chicago's reopening framework.

    What's allowed in Phase 2?

    • Manufacturing: Essential manufacturing only
    • “Non-essential” businesses: Employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to work from home except for Minimum Basic Operations
    • Bars and restaurants: Open for delivery, pickup and drive-through only
    • Personal care services and health clubs: Closed
    • Retail: Essential stores are open with restrictions; Non-essential stores open for delivery and curbside pickup

    When will Lakeview progress to Phase 3?

    Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have announced that Chicago will move to Phase 3 of its reopening framework on Wednesday, June 3 given the progress on several key health metrics. The city has released additional guidance for businesses, which is available at www.chicago.gov/reopening.

    Although reopening plans for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois are closely linked, Chicago may progress through the state's reopening plan at a slower rate than other municipalities. Lakeview businesses should follow announcements at all levels of government, while paying special attention to additional guidance that may be issued by the City of Chicago.

  • Recovery & Reopening Resources Recovery & Reopening Resources

    The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has launched a webpage where businesses can find the most up-to-date information and resources to prepare for the economy to reopen and the recovery period that will follow. An extension of our organization's recovery planning framework, COVID-19: A Roadmap for Recovery, the page provides industry-specific reopening guidance and offers a glimpse into how our community is working together to ensure our long-term resiliency.

    Visit the Webpage

  • Love Local, Love Lakeview Love Local, Love Lakeview

    In an effort to inform the community of ways they can support local businesses during this time, we created a webpage featuring various businesses and how they can be supported throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this page and if your business is not already listed, let us know if we should add your business in any of the categories.

    Visit the Webpage

    Email carisa@lakeviewchamber.com to add your business.

  • Upcoming Events

    See below for more information about upcoming virtual meetings and events hosted by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and our community partners. Stay tuned as more events are announced.


  • Contact Us

    The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is limiting its office operations effective Monday, March 16 as a precaution due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Throughout the duration of this public health event, please use the following links to connect with us, your fellow businesses, and other resources: