The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is committed to the safety of our students, teachers, staff, visitors and guests.
We are adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are excited to announce that the DANK Haus is open within Phase V guidelines!
As part of Phase 5, the DANK Haus is excited to safely open its doors to our community. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our staff and guests, the DANK Haus will be implementing the following reopening plan and your cooperation will help us to lower Chicago’s numbers of COVID-19 cases. Thank you for helping us!
Chicago is currently in Phase 5. These recommendations replace the industry-specific guidelines. This
guidance includes recommendations for all types of businesses and venues, customers, and
employees in order to help maintain healthy environments and operations, as well as lower the risk of
The following are recommended prevention strategies that recognize that while Chicago has made
substantial progress in vaccinating its residents, a number of individuals remain ineligible or have not yet
chosen to be vaccinated. Consistent use of prevention strategies will help reduce the spread of COVID-19
and protect people who are not fully vaccinated, including customers, employees, and their families. As
always, businesses and local municipalities may choose to implement additional prevention strategies as
they deem appropriate. This guidance will be updated as the CDC and IDPH release new
recommendations and is meant to supplement any federal or state guidance, safety laws, rules,
regulations or business safety policies that may expressly require a face covering and/or social
distancing. Continue to consult the CDC, IDPH, and City of Chicago websites for updated resources,
guidelines, and rules related to COVID-19 safety.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available across Illinois. Everyone aged 12
years and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to keep from getting
and/or spreading COVID-19.
- If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, stay home and avoid public
spaces except to get medical care.
- For businesses and venues where everyone present is fully vaccinated, face coverings and social
distancing in both indoor and outdoor settings are not required. Businesses and municipalities
are permitted to continue requiring face coverings and social distancing as they deem
- For indoor businesses and venues where everyone present is not fully vaccinated, unvaccinated
persons should wear a face covering and maintain six feet social distance. Businesses and
venues may continue to require face coverings and/or social distancing. At outdoor businesses
and venues, unvaccinated persons may choose not to wear a face covering when able to
maintain a six-foot social distance while outdoors, unless required to do so by a business or
- All businesses and venues should support social distancing to the extent possible, especially in
indoor settings. Businesses and venues should apply best practices in managing distancing at
such places as concessions/counters, public restrooms, and lines/queuing.
- Although people who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering, businesses
and venues should be supportive of customers and employees who choose to wear a face
- Persons who are immunocompromised should consider wearing face coverings when in settings
where others may not be fully vaccinated.
- All unvaccinated persons should wear face coverings in crowded settings, both indoors and
outdoors, especially when youth are present. See CDC guidance for further information.
- Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order is now a Travel Advisory.
- Unvaccinated travelers should avoid non-essential travel. Returning travelers who live or work in
Chicago, or visitors to Chicago who have travelled domestically are not required to quarantine if
they are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated.
- If you are not vaccinated and are traveling from a state with at or above 15.0 average daily cases
per 100,000 population, you should receive a negative COVID-19 test result no earlier than 72
hours prior to arrival and have proof of negative results OR plan to quarantine for 10 days upon
- Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling
into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and
We look forward to your safe visit at the DANK Haus!
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