City Services Updates

Visit the Coronavirus Response Center for a comprehensive list of what’s open in the City of Chicago.

Chicago Park District & Chicago Public Library
Effective November 20, the Chicago Park District modified park operations and services in accordance with the State’s response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, and most facilities east of Lake Shore Drive are closed, except for the Lakefront Trail. Most fieldhouses remain open from 9am to 5pm weekdays for washrooms and shelter. Visit the Chicago Park District COVID response website for more information.

Chicago Public Libraries will remain open at 25% indoor capacity with protective measures in place for the health and safety of the public and library staff.

Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools will return to in-person learning early 2021. Students enrolled in Pre-K will have the option to return on Monday, January 11, 2021, and students in K-8 will be able to return Monday, February 1. High school students who learn in general education settings will continue learning at home. CPS is continuing to evaluate options for a return to in-person learning for those students in 2021. For more information, such as a reopening guide for parents and what your child’s school day will look like, visit

Chicago Transit Authority
CTA operations remain as usual. Crews are doing deeper cleans of stations and vehicles. For more information, visit

Streets & Sanitation
Garbage and recycling pickup will continue. It may be a little slower than usual as crews adhere to social distancing practices. At this time private scavengers are also proceeding as usual. Street Sweeping has resumed—Click here for the schedule and map.