Navy Pier's New Feature: Social-Distance Ambassadors

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — More than a dozen social-distance ambassadors are canvassing Navy Pier these days to ensure that patrons are safe and apart during the coronavirus pandemic.

When visitors arrive to the Chicago attraction these days, they'll notice a face-mask mandate, plenty of hand-sanitizer stations and people wandering around making sure the rules are being followed.

Porsche Cutwrite is one of some 20 social distancing ambassadors.

“You do have some people angry,” she says of the new rules, “but I just look at it like we’re in a world now that this is what we have to do.”

In years past, some 75,000 people pack the Pier for Fourth of July fireworks. The show is canceled this year but the venue will remain open all weekend.

The Lakefront Trail and the 606 Trail also have reopened after virus-related lockdowns, and they have similar social-distance ambassadors.