Where The Bears Stand In Reopening Facilities

(670 The Score) As Illinois moves toward the third phase of its reopening plan, the Bears will soon be permitted to open the doors of Halas Hall as a defined non-essential business.

The Bears haven't made formal plans to reopen their team facilities, a team spokesman said. Those facilities include the primary headquarters of Halas Hall in Lake Forest as well as Soldier Field and an office building in downtown Chicago. The city of Chicago won't reopen Friday in conjunction with the state, mayor Lori Lightfoot announced.

The city of Lake Forest "has no restrictions beyond the governor's guidelines," mayor George Pandaleon told 670 The Score.

The Bears closed their team facilities on March 16 as the coronavirus pandemic began its spread. Team staff members, including executives, coaches and players, began working remotely. The NFL Draft was held virtually in April, and offseason programs have also been conducted virtually.

Last week, the NFL permitted teams to reopen their facilities to no more than 75 staff members if such a step is allowed by