We look forward to a returning to some in-person events and engagement opportunities for the ACLU of Illinois community in 2022. The health, safety, and well-being of all attendees, staff, and partners is of the utmost importance to us.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to be, deeply impactful on each one of us, here in Illinois, across the country, and around the world. And, many of us and others in our communities remain at high risk when exposed to COVID-19. For the well-being and safety of everyone, full vaccination – as defined by the Center for Disease Control  – against COVID-19 or a negative test within 24 hours is required prior to attendance at any ACLU of Illinois event or in-person activity.

Mask Policy

In accordance with current public health guidance and our commitment to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of those who are present at our events, attendees are required to wear face coverings that properly cover the mouth and nose during any ACLU of Illinois events in indoor spaces. When not actively eating or drinking, we require that attendees keep their masks on.

State and Local Guidelines

ACLU of Illinois will exercise its best efforts to conform all events with state and local guidance on COVID-19, recognizing that such guidance can change quickly and with little notice. Accordingly, event COVID-19 protocols, format, or location may change in advance of the event date pursuant to updated state or local health directives. Additionally, we may need to cancel an event in advance based on updated state or local health directives.

As public health information, directives, and statistics change, we will strive to keep the health and safety of all of our communities in mind to the best of our ability.

Event Venues

We host events throughout the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. We strive to provide updated information around a particular venue’s COVID-19 policies and risk mitigation strategies in advance of each event. Additionally, the ACLU of Illinois will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at all events.

Health & Wellness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we acknowledge that event attendees may or may not be able to or feel comfortable attending events and activities in person. We are committed to providing both in-person events, when possible, and hybrid or fully virtual events throughout the year and would like to meaningfully engage with you in whatever setting you are able to be present in.

Please do not attend an event if you feel unwell, exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, have had a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the event, or have had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19. If the event requires purchasing a ticket and you are no longer able to attend because of any of the reasons above, please contact events@aclu-il.org within 24 hours of the event to receive a refund, or if available, a transfer to a virtual ticket.

Risk Acknowledgment

There is always a risk of exposure to COVID-19 where people are gathered. By attending an ACLU of Illinois event, attendees voluntarily assume all risks associated with COVID-19 exposure.

Questions, Feedback, & Concerns

As the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines continue to evolve, the ACLU of Illinois will always strive to do our best to prioritize the health and safety of our event attendees. Please send all feedback, including questions or concerns, on our event policies to events@aclu-il.org.