Halloween celebrations were muted last year due to COVID-19. And though common sense remains key to a good time, vaccinations also help. With October 31 fast approaching, it’s time to grab a costume and head to some of Chicago’s scariest and most creative seasonal parties. From pop-up bars celebrating classic American horror cinema to spooky circus parties with cocktails and contortionists, these hotspots are offering more than pumpkin beer and Monster Mash. Partiers who strut their stuff in costume may even win cash and prizes.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More