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Chicago Libraries, Some Lakefront Parks Reopening Monday

Public libraries and park facilities have been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago libraries have been open since June.
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CHICAGO — Public libraries and some closed parks will reopen Monday.

The city’s libraries have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Chicago moved into Phase 3 of its recovery plan Wednesday, and that’s allowing more places to reopen.

Public libraries will have social distancing and safety measures in place to prevent spread of COVID-19.

The city will also reopen parks west of Lake Shore Drive, like Lincoln Park and Jackson Park, though the Lakefront Trail will remain closed. Golf courses away from the lakefront have been reopened, as well.

Maggie Daley Park will open June 15 and Millennium Park will open in mid-June.

Field houses will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but only for bathrooms and shelter in case of bad weather.

Lakefront parks have been closed since late March due to crowding along the lakeshore.

Chicago has seen a slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases recently, but officials have warned people should still wear masks and practice social distancing.

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