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Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precautions.

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Gyms are among the businesses that can reopen this summer.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday laid out her hopes for which businesses, parks and other places will be able to start reopening next month.

While she didn’t give specific dates, she said various businesses will be able to open throughout the summer with strict social distancing, limited capacity and other precautions.

Here is a rundown:

Early June (before June 10)

• restaurants and coffee shops, for outdoor dining

• hair salons, nail salons and barber shops

• childcare centers

• in-home family childcare

• Chicago Park District facilities (not including the lakefront; contact sports will still not be allowed)

• libraries

• office-based jobs

• hotels and other lodging

• professional services

• Real estate services

Industries that are already open will be able to continue or expand operations:

  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • warehousing
  • hospitals
  • dentists
  • community mental health
  • federally qualified health centers
  • public and regional transit
  • rideshare services and taxis

Later in phase three (no specific timeline released)

• the lakefront (will open before the end of summer)

• summer programs and youth activities (including park district and private summer camps)

• religious services

• gyms

• outdoor performances (limited capacity)

• museums