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Dec. 30, 2021

Navy Pier Will Adhere to City of Chicago’s Revised Covid Protocols

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CHICAGO—Adhering to the revised protocols established by the City of Chicago, effective January 3, 2022, Navy Pier will require anyone over age 5 who dines indoors—including at all food court areas or in sit-down bars and restaurants—to show proof of vaccination. Anyone over age 16 must also provide identification. Navy Pier will limit entry points into its facilities to help ensure each guest is properly screened. As required by the city, all guests over age 2 must wear a face mask that covers both mouth and nose while indoors, except while actively eating and drinking.

Signage in the garages and on the North and South docks will direct guests to the nearest open entryways and checkpoints. Restaurants with their own outdoor-facing doorways will also monitor their doors.

All food-court seating areas in the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion will be roped off. Guests who want to sit in those spaces will be required to show proof of full vaccination at checkpoints at the entrances to those areas. Guests ordering food for takeout will not need to show vaccination status.

All staff members of Navy Pier must demonstrate proof of vaccination or submit to weekly covid testing with a negative result. Staff whose duties allow them to work from home will be encouraged to do so.

Per Navy Pier’s Youth Escort Policy, anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a legal adult guardian, with documented proof, to gain entrance to Navy Pier after 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and designated holidays. Guardian must be present for the duration of the visit.

Navy Pier will slightly adjust its open hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial WheelPolk Bros ParkFifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit

About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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