COVID Update for Labor Day
Thank you from Newberry/LaSalle Students
Face It Lincoln Park
Dear Neighbors,

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, many of us have "COVID fatigue" - being tired of taking coronavirus precautions.

According to John Hopkins' University Medicine psychologist Carisa Parish:

"You can add extra steps to your routine for a few days, but sustained behavior change is hard. Especially when no one around you is sick, and you just don’t feel like wearing a mask or saying no to things you like to do. But the fact is, the precautions work.”

Additionally, Dr. Parish says, “Unfortunately, some people get a bit of a thrill from doing something risky and escaping consequences.”

According to the Chicago Department of Health, the greatest source of infections right now are family and friend get togethers without face coverings.

“This is the sort of thing that we are regularly seeing, where people are getting together with friends and with families and with neighbors and with extended families," according to Dr. Alison Arwady, our Commissioner of Public Health.

Block Club has reported about a pool party was held in Chicago in August

"It attracted mostly high school students, including students from four schools.
Within four days of the party, people began testing positive for coronavirus. Within 10 days, 13 people from the party were positive, with an average age of 17.5 years old.

Some of those people are believed to have spread the virus to others, including school teammates, people in their car pools and, in one case, to a brother."

We know that Labor Day weekend is a time for fun and good times. But please don't let your party be the reason other kids can't go to school, or our stores or restaurants shut down, or God forbid, someone gets seriously ill.

I know that our Ward can be a very caring community. Let's all pitch in and wear a mask.
Please stay tuned - we are identifying other needs to make sure children can successfully learn remotely.
Thank you!

Our last newsletter asked for your help to support students at Newberry Academy and LaSalle Language Academy obtain needed school supplies. Your generosity helped raise the entire $2500 in one day!
FACE IT Lincoln Park Campaign Launch

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 43rd Ward and Lincoln Central Association launch of the Face It Lincoln Park campaign to encourage everyone to face facts and wear a mask.

Participants shared their stories: closed businesses, closed schools, and closed music venues - all because the coronavirus is still spreading. According to health studies and experience, the continued closures and economic impact could be avoided - if everyone would just wear a mask.

You may have read that many countries have reopened with kids going to school and business almost at their usual pace - because they followed the guidelines and listened to the experts.

FACE IT - we need to be wearing masks as much as possible.

Special thanks to Kelly and Kenneth Dotson of Lincoln Central Association, who provided the inspiration for this effort.

You can watch the Zoom presentation here.
DePaul Community Health and Safety Pledge

Our good neighbor, DePaul University has been committed this spring and summer to make their campus safe and healthy and encouraging their students when traveling off-campus to follow its pledge:

-Washing my hands often with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer
- Wearing my cloth face covering over my nose and mouth
- Maintaining physical distance of 6 feet or more from others
- Self-monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19
- Staying home when I am sick or after exposure to someone who has COVID-19
- Reporting if I test positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Abiding by all DePaul safety standards and protocols

DePaul asks all of us to join them in taking this pledge as well and asking their neighbors who own businesses in Lincoln Park to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing policies with their patrons.

Let’s make sure we keep everyone safe and healthy.
Low-cost AT &T Broadband Access for Eligible Households
Internet access is critical to stay in-touch with your family, friends, work and school. AT&T is offering an affordable way to connect--Internet service for $10/month with expanded eligibility requirements.
In response to the public health crisis, Access from AT&T is temporarily:

Expanding eligibility based on income* and to households that participate in the National School Lunch and Head Start programs; and
Waiving home Internet data overage fees until September 30, 2020. (Does not apply to DSL)

Plus, there’s NO commitment, NO deposit and NO installation fee.
Get an in-home Wi-Fi gateway and access to the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network — INCLUDED at no extra cost. Other eligibility requirements apply.1
More details here or call (855) 220-5211.
Community Crime Alert

The Area 3 Looting Task Force is seeking to identify these individuals related to the burglary/looting of Luxury Eyesight located at 1457 N Halsted Street on August 10th, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. - 4:45 a.m
If you have any information about this incident, please call the Area 3 Looting Task Force at 312-744-8263 or email Anonymous tips can be submitted to
Outdoor Dining Options This Weekend

Feast on Lincoln
Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Extended Through Sept. 30!

Catch a great meal evenings and brunch in a socially-distanced and safe setting at these restaurants:

Patio on Schubert
Friday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Neighborhood favorites Sapori Trattoria, Tandoor Charhouse, and Mayan Palace have a spot reserved for you on Schubert this weekend.
What's Open for Business?

With a slow and steady return to business, we wanted to highlight businesses that are up and running. Please send us an email at and let us know you're open for business!
Support our Neighborhood Restaurants
New Restaurants
Division Street Dining

Opening a restaurant during a pandemic is a challenge, so please check out these new restaurants which you might be unfamiliar:

Brown Bag Seafood just opened at 746 W Webster (in the Toast space) - with free delivery!

Mundano Restaurant, 1935 N Lincoln Park West, offering fusion cuisine that "genre-defying," according to EaterChicago.

Stray Hen Cafe, 2423 N Clark Street, offering daily breakfast and lunch

A Dash of Salt and Pepper, 2201 N Lincoln, breakfast and lunch comfort food.

And in the Gold Coast, Division Street between Dearborn and State will be open 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with favorites like Shennanigan's and Butch McGuire's.

Please patronize our neighborhood businesses as much as possible and try to order directly from the restaurant. Thanks to all you who are writing to us to include your favorite restaurants. Keep it coming!
Enjoy the summer weather - and wear a mask.

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