Chicago’s Navy Pier to temporarily close due to COVID-19

CHICAGO— Chicago’s Navy Pier will temporarily close in September because of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lakefront destination will implement the closure on Tuesday, September 8.

According to Navy Pier’s website, officials anticipate it reopening in the spring of 2021.

The closure is being done in an effort to “limit the financial burden and impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on the organization,” according to the notice.

All Pier-wide operations will come to a halt, including Navy Pier’s 70+ small businesses.

During the closure, public access to the Pier’s outdoor areas including Polk Bros Park and the north and south docks will be limited or prohibited.

After closing in mid-March because of the pandemic, Navy Pier reopened on June 10 but officials said that it is seeing less than 20% of its typical summer attendance.

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