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Lightfoot Issues Reopening Guidelines for CRE, Other Sectors

As Chicago prepares to transition to the “cautiously reopen” third phase of its plan to restart the city’s economy, the Lightfoot administration released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees, and customers to follow.

The guidelines cover operations for child care, commercial and residential buildings, food service, hotels and outdoor parks, retailers including fitness clubs, manufacturing and warehousing, healthcare, transportation and taxi/ride-hailing services, all slated to begin reopening in early June. Guidelines for sporting events, religious services, outdoor performances, summer programs, the Lakefront and museums will be available later in phase three.

“Our transition to Phase Three of our reopening framework represents a major step for Chicago and our journey to a safe and successful recovery from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. She added, though, that while the new guidelines were developed in close partnership with industry leaders, “our work is far from over.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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