IDPH Urges Work at Home, Essential Activities Only, Limit Travel and Gathering for Next 3 Weeks

Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

RAMPED UP MESSAGING FROM IDPH

As positive tests, illnesses, hospital admissions and deaths related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rising in Illinois and across the United States, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urged the public to concentrated an extra effort to Work at Home if Possible, Participate in Essential Activities Only, Limit Travel and Gatherings.

Work from Home if Possible

For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace. We ask employers to make accommodation for this. Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.

Participate in Essential Activities Only

For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.

Limit Travel and Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts tell us that gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading the infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous. Please, travel only if necessary.




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