Chicago Riverwalk Reopens With Restrictions

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The Chicago Riverwalk reopened to the public Friday morning with notable changes as the city continues to lift restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

In order to maintain crowd sizes and ensure social distancing, the city of Chicago has created designated hours for recreation and concessions, according to a news release. The Riverwalk will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Those using the space must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing, officials said.

Between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., those using the Riverwalk will be able to run, jog, walk and bike along the path between Lake Shore Drive and Lake Street.

At 10:00 a.m., the Riverwalk will be closed for cleaning. Starting at 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. concessions vendors will be open by reservation only.

In addition to requiring reservations, each establishment will be required to space tables 6 feet apart.

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