Uptown United & the Uptown Chamber of Commerce continue to work closely with our local businesses and organizations to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This page informs neighbors, businesses, and community partners on how to safely reopen Uptown, focused on some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you’re a small business or local organization, we have a page just for you.


What are the current reopening rules for Chicago businesses and organizations?

As of June 11, the City of Chicago is fully reopened and in Phase V. This means that for most settings, masks and social distancing are not required for individuals who are fully vaccinated, except for public transportation, congregate facilities and health care settings. Bars and restaurants can resume normal hours of operation. Click here for all Phase V recommendations.

Where can I find a COVID-19 vaccine?

While the best place to get your COVID-19 vaccine is with your healthcare provider, the City of Chicago is operating multiple vaccination sites. All City of Chicago-operated sites accept walk-ins. Appointments are preferred but not required. Chicagoans age 12-18 are able to receive vaccination at all City of Chicago sites offering Pfizer vaccine. Individuals under the age of 18 seeking vaccination need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No Government issued ID or insurance required.
Click here to find a vaccine site near you.

Where do I go for the latest information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Please get this information from local, state, and national public health agencies:

How can I support local businesses?

Keep it Uptown! There are many things we can continue to do to support our local businesses. You can now visit most businesses in-person, but also continue to shop online, order for pick-up or delivery, dine al fresco, purchase a gift certificate, or pre-pay for services. See this page for tips on Keeping it Uptown. Now, more than ever, local businesses depend on all of us to support them. Continue to stay safe, and respect businesses and organizations who choose to require face coverings and social distancing.

Which businesses are open?
Which businesses offer delivery or take-out?
Have business hours changed?

Even though many businesses have returned to normal business hours, your best bet is to call the business first, visit their website, or check their social media pages. Hours, services, and menus keep changing for many businesses. Visit our business directory to search for a local business or organization.

We have a separate page highlighting changes and updates from nonprofit organizations and social service agencies.

Our local businesses employ thousands of people, but many have had to reduce hours or lay off employees because of the pandemic. Please visit the business’s website or their social media accounts to learn more.

We do our best to share businesses’ updates via Instagram (@exploreuptownchi) and our Facebook page.


How can I support local nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, and others serving our neighbors most in need?

We’ve built a page with a list of local organizations. Some of our local organizations, such as food pantries, continue to see a high need for donations. Many amazing organizations serve Uptown, so please reach out to one of these organizations to learn how you can help.


I’m able to make a financial donation. Where should I donate?

We suggest making a donation to an established local nonprofit organization. You can visit our list of local organizations to learn more about what they do and what they need.

As always, if you’d like to support a local business, first spend your money there.


Are you a business owner or organization leader?

Go to our Business Information and Resources page for more information on the latest rules, resources, and more.


Is the Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce office open?

Our physical office is now open (located at 4619 N Broadway) to the public! Please contact our  dedicated team by phone or email if there is anything we can do to help. We are happy to meet with you in person, or via video call.