Chicago Launches 'CHIBIZ' Emergency Alert Program For Local Businesses

WBBM Newsradio Staff
June 05, 2020 - 8:43 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) announced Friday an emergency alert program specifically for Chicago’s businesses. 
 
According to BACP and OEMC, local business owners and managers should text “CHIBIZ” to 67283 or visit the CHIBIZ Alerts website to opt-in to receive targeted emergency alerts for the business community via CHIBIZ Emergency Alerts. 
 
Businesses that opt-in will also be directed to submit a few business-specific details so that BACP and OEMC can send targeted alerts to specific areas of the city as needed.
 
In addition to the emergency alerts, BACP and OEMC are reminding residents and visitors that while the 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew is in place, any non-essential business that is now eligible to cautiously reopen must close during that time. This includes restaurants that are now eligible to reopen for outdoor dining.
 
Essential businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are exempt from the curfew.