CHICAGO — Chicago took a major step since the beginning of the pandemic Monday. The city’s Lakefront Trail and 606 Trail reopened.
The Lakefront trail is open for hikers, bikers and skaters. But there will be limited access points and it will only be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Park district social distancing ambassadors are along the trail to enforce rules, and signs are posted instructing trail users to “keep it moving.”
The beaches, parking lots and bathrooms will remain closed and water fountains will stay off.
The 606 Trail is also back open through Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park.
The reopening comes with new rules that are clearly posted. Masks or face coverings are required, people have to keep moving, there’s no stopping no sunbathing or just hanging out. Police will ask people to move along if the notice anyone stopping.
People are also required to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet apart.
The trails will only be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.