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Navy Pier has and continues to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidance provided by the City of Chicago. Following the City’s implementation of Phase 5 (full reopening) on Friday, June 11, Navy Pier will no longer be requiring face masks on site. However, face masks are still welcome and encouraged based on the comfort level of each guest.
In alignment the City’s Phase 5 recommendations, Navy Pier will also lift capacity limitations and social distancing guidelines across the Pier.
Stringent cleaning practices will continue to be enforced by staff and the 80+ hand sanitzer stations will remain accessible to the public throughout the Pier.
Please note, the City’s guidance is based on the status of COVID-19 cases in Chicago and may change/reverse at any time.
The Pier will update its safety measures accordingly.
Navy Pier has gone above and beyond to ensure that its safety practices are of the highest standard. The organization recently earned the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, the cleaning industry’s gold standard accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery, from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The accreditation involved a comprehensive 20-element review process and thorough evaluation of the Pier’s facilities, cleaning procedures, staff training practices and more.
Navy Pier has also partnered with NTT Corporation, City Tech Collaborative and a consortium of other leading technology and design partners to implement a Smart Solutions pilot program, which will leverage a data-driven approach to enhance Navy Pier’s guest experience and existing safety measures.
Navy Pier is committed to following sciencedriven data and expert recommendations for navigating the pandemic. We utilize the following resources and/or partner with the following authorities and experts to align our policies and procedures with their guidance:
State of Illinois
City of Chicago
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)