A heads up to Bears fans going to Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills.
There are facial covering requirements that we should be keeping in mind as we head into Soldier Field:
Per guidance from the CDC, the Chicago Department of Public Health will require people to wear masks in public indoor settings, including areas @SoldierField effective this Friday.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 19, 2021
Citing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Chicago Health Department is requiring people to wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) in public indoor settings. Landing under that umbrella is Soldier Field, which is home to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire. The stadium will require facial coverings be worn in indoor areas for Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills. So consider this a fair reminder to be ready and wearing a facial covering when you pull up to Soldier Field on Saturday.
To be clear, the mandate covers indoor areas, such as bathrooms, elevators, fan shops, and other enclosed spaces. In other words, open-air areas — such as the seating bowl and certain concourse areas — aren’t impacted by this measure. Although, wearing a mask in those areas is still recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor spaces. You know, places such as a football stadium that seats 60,000 of your fellow Justin Fields supporters.