The Magnificent Mile Association provides the latest resources and relief information.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Illinois and the City of Chicago entered Phase 4: Gradually Resume on Friday, June 26.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials from around Chicago, released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees, and customers to follow as the city begins to safely reopen in June.

As of Friday, October 30, at 12:01am, additional regulations are in effect until further notice.

  • No indoor dining or service at bars or restaurants
    • Outdoor dining/drinking is still allowed, including at locations with retractable roofs and tables within eight feet of a wall that is at least 50% open
  • Meetings and events limited to 25 guests or 25% capacity, whichever is fewer (both indoors and outdoors)
    • This capacity limit applies to events (e.g., banquet halls, weddings, birthday parties, business dinners/social events, private outdoor gatherings like a potluck)
  • Other businesses, such as fitness clubs, personal services, retail stores, movie theaters, indoor recreation facilities and performance venues can still operate under existing guidelines, typically at 40% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

To learn more about the new State-imposed mitigation measures, click here for an overview and here for an FAQ from the State of Illinois. View the official health order from the Chicago Department of Public Health.


In addition, the City of Chicago has revised its Emergency Travel Order, which requires travelers to quarantine for a 14-day period when arriving to Chicago from several states and territories. The changes to the order break states and territories into three categories — Yellow, Orange and Red — based on their severity of COVID-19.

This includes both Chicago residents returning from travel to a designated state, and travelers arriving in Chicago from a designated state. The list is updated weekly.


After receiving over 600 submissions for a Winter dining competition, a team of judges that included architects, designers, chefs, restauranteurs and servers selected three ideas that not only capture the spirit of Chicago but can provide feasible and safe options for Chicagoans to enjoy dining out as temperatures drop.


Restore Illinois is a five-phased plan to reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase.
This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized.


After weeks of data and trend analysis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidelines at the Individual, Family, and Multi-Family Residence levels to ensure they are doing all that we can to help slow the spread of COVID-19.


Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can now get tested in Illinois.
The state will post a full list of test sites to it's COVID-19 response page.


Due to the recently CARES Act, your business may be eligible for aid from the federal government.
Review your eligibility with resources from the U.S. Travel Association.

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Here are additional resources from our city and state partners:

  • The City of Chicago has begun accepting application for the $10 million Chicago Hospitality Grant Program. Announced by Mayor Lightfoot as part of an emergency hospitality relief package, this program will provide grants of $10,000 each to Chicago bars and restaurants that have been greatly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Governor Pritzker started the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits and other groups that work with "those hit hardest by COVID-19," providing emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing, health care services, assisting with utility costs and supporting children and families.
  • Governor Pritzker is directing healthy citizens to a state website to match their skills with organizations that work with the homeless or seniors, or deliver meals.

A Special Appeal

In the Spring of 2020, The Magnificent Mile Association made the difficult decision to cancel its Annual Gala.  As one of the organization’s primary sources of revenue, the financial loss was devastating.  To ensure that The Association’s 108 year mission of service to its members and The Magnificent Mile district continued, a special emergency funding appeal was launched to offset this loss. 

Members of the Board of Directors, longstanding Gala supporters and other stakeholders were asked to contribute at levels consistent with their past support.  A new revenue goal of $200,000 was established along with an effort to retain more than $100,000 that had already been contributed to the event prior to the COVID pandemic. 

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of many, the goals established for the Special Appeal were achieved.  While our gratitude and appreciation is extended to all that contributed, it is our pleasure to recognize major donors to this important effort here.

Thank you for your support!

Leadership Level Contributors ($7,000 or more)

401 N. Michigan Avenue/Zeller (Lori Olson)

625 North Michigan Avenue.Golub & Company (Lee Golub)

737 North Michigan Avenue/CRRE (Laura Bossert)

900 North Michigan Shops (Barry Graham and Stacy Kolios)

BMO Harris Bank (Amy Patel)

Connelly Electric (Joe Connelly)

Golub & Company (Lee Golub)

HEARN / 875 North Michigan Avenue (Nancy Capadona and Lindsay Hearn)

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (Kevin Trojanowski)

Lodge Management Group (Lyn McKeaney)

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Robert Christie)

REALTOR Building GNP Realty Partners (Dean Kutrumanes)

The Wrigley Building/Zeller (Bradley Borowiec)

TimeZoneOne (Daniel Thomas)

Tribune Tower/CIM (Lee Golub)

United Service Companies (Richard Simon)

Executive Level Contributors ($5,000 to $6,999)

360 Chicago (Nichole Benolken)

535 North Michigan Avenue/JB Realty (Arthur and John Balourdus)

663-669 North Michigan Avenue/Cushman Wakefield

701 North Michigan Avenue/Mid-America Asset Management (Janet Wagener)

730 North Michigan Avenue/Colliers International (Gloria Valerugo)

919 North Michigan Avenue/Mid-America Asset Management (Janet Wagener)

Able Services (Paul Saccone)

American Airlines (Debbie Havens)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's (Susan Hayes Gordon)

Central Building & Preservation LP (Tom Rivkin)

Clayco (Dan Gibbons)

Constellation Energy (Richard Cialabrini)

Davis Harrison Dion, Inc. (Robert Dion)

FE Moran (John Hewitt)

Madison Capital/875 North Michigan Avenue, Retail (Brian Riggle)

Mid-America Real Estate (Stanley Nitzberg and Kay Nelson)

PSAV (Christopher Howard)

SP Plus (Roger Walters and Shevket Dardovski)

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago (Shauna McKenzie-Lee)

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (Gabriel Constantin)

 

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Member Offers

As you prepare to re-open your business, Association members are here to help. Here is our list of preferred vendors and services.

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Jun 1
(312) 945-8806

Floor Signs

As we all get ready to reopen, think about taking your brand message to the floor. Don’t settle boring or bland signage for social distancing. We are offering custom-designed, branded signs for your floors and walls. Small cost. Big impact.

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Jun 1
(312) 542-1300

Re-opening Signage Package

Aloha Chicago has worked with the City of Chicago during re-opening. They can print indoor and outdoor banners, boards, posters, floor graphics, disposable menus, handouts and other items needed for restaurant, office and other business re-openings.

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Jun 1
(773) 510-1721

Award-winning, Full-service Plantscaping

IGS Plantscaping group is an award winning full-service plantscaping company in Chicago. They offer full service interior and exterior landscaping for corporate, retail and residential clients.

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Jun 1
(312) 464-1800

Let Your Customers Know You are OPEN and Ready for Business

FASTSIGNS on Ohio St can help you get your message out.

Signs and Banners are a fast and simple way to show customers your business is back and ready to serve them. In order to regain their trust during this time, you will also want to communicate that your place is a safe place.

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Jul 1
(630) 853-0159

Individually Packaged Catering Menu

Whether planning a corporate event, holiday celebration, birthday party, or just bringing friends together, let Labriola cater your next gathering.

All breakfast orders delivered before 11:00am require a minimum of $250. Any time after 11:00am there is no delivery minimum.

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Jul 1
(312) 492-7760

Special Member Rates

SpeedPro Chicago is YOUR local source for custom branding & printing solutions. Now offering special rates for fellow Magnificent Mile Association Members. Call or email for a quote today!

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Oct 1
(312) 707-8597

ServiceMaster of Lake Shore

Your trusted, local partner for all commercial cleaning services including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, floor mat cleaning and COVID-19 disinfection. Serving all of Chicagoland and the Suburbs. Call or email today for a FREE quote!

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