City of Chicago Public Health Order: COVID-19 Vaccination

The City of Chicago lifted its proof of vaccine and mask mandates on Monday, February 28. Masks are no longer required to enter restaurants, grocery stores or other indoor spaces. Proof of full vaccination is lifted for relevant businesses. Learn more here.

The Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals weekend is not a vaccinated-only event.

Though proof of full vaccination is lifted for relevant businesses, businesses and venues may still require proof of vaccination at their discretion. The practice gym location will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours for kids 12 and under for entry.


What does full vaccination mean?

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19:

  • Two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna shots
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

In accordance with the Public Health Order, to be fully vaccinated for the National Finals weekend, you must receive your second dose of a two-dose series or the single-dose vaccine on or by Wednesday, April 13. Full vaccination does not require a booster shot at this time.

What do I need to provide for proof?

All persons aged 5 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination via:

  • Vaccination card
  • Photocopy of vaccination card
  • Digital record or
  • Printed record from vaccine provider

All persons aged 16 and older will also need to show proof of identity with a state or government issued ID.

What about kids younger than 5?

Children under the age of 5 are not required to provide proof of vaccination. Children ages 3 to 4 must wear a face mask, except when actively eating or drinking. Children aged 2 and under are not required to wear a mask.

So, can I participate in/attend the Finals on Saturday, April 30, if I'm unvaccinated?


Is there a mask mandate?

There is no mask mandate in the City of Chicago. Masks are no longer required to enter restaurants, grocery stores or other indoor spaces unless noted otherwise. Masks will continue to be required on public transit and in health care settings, congregate settings, and per the discretion of business owners.

All information is subject to change and is pursuant to the City of Chicago's health order. Visit for the most current information.