DCASE/Chicago Film Office Re: Phase 3 Permitting

The City has indicated that Chicago's key health metrics are on track to allow for a transition from Phase 2 (Stay at Home) to Phase 3 (Cautiously Reopen) in early June. This means that some of our department’s services will resume or increase operations when we transition into this next phase. We are working to create specific guidance so that we can provide more details as to what services we will be able to provide either online or in-person in Phase 3. This will include details such as how to engage in healthy interactions between workers and residents, how to maintain safe working spaces and conditions and how to design and monitor workplace operations to create flexibility and further safety for employees and residents.

The Chicago Film Office will begin issuing Permits for Filming starting June 15, 2020, on a case by case basis for crews limited to 10 people or fewer. All film activity must follow the Chicago Film Office Social Distancing Guidelines and the State of Illinois Guidelines  [attached]. We are working with the Illinois Film Office to develop guidelines further for Phase 4 when larger film production can resume safely.


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