My office is now accepting applications for block parties that would occur after July 5th. My staff will collect applications now, but will file them with the City’s Department of Transportation starting June 6th. Applications will filled on a first-come-first-served basis. The block party applicant must also volunteer to be a Covid-19 Captain to help communicate safety protocols. Block party planners must notify neighbors and recommend vaccinations for all who attend. As before, first time applicants must provide evidence that a majority of the residents on the affected block approve of the block party.
The COVID Captain must sign a COVID-19 safety affirmation form that attests they will:
1. Recommend vaccinations for all who attend
2. Communicate that unvaccinated individuals, including children not eligible for the vaccine, wear masks and maintain social distancing, and ensure ready access to hand sanitizer throughout the block party
No Jumping Jacks or Bouncy Houses will be permitted this year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Esme Borrero in my 44th Ward Office via email, Esmeralda.firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 773-525-6034. To find the application click here.