Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Advisory for the City of Chicago Beginning Monday Nov. 16, 2020

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).

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, November 12, 2020 announced a stay-at-home advisory for the City of Chicago that will go in effect starting Monday, November 16, 2020.

With the “stay-at-home” advisory residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.

The “stay-at-home” advisory is a response to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city, and shall remain in place for 30 days or until such time as the Commissioner of Health determines a change to the guidance is appropriate.

Additionally, Chicago residents are strongly advised to:

Not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (e.g., home healthcare providers or childcare workers)

Cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations

Avoid travel

According to the IDPH, Region 11 (City of Chicago in Cook County) reported 10 days of test positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average report at 13.9%. The latest Daily Test Positivity rated was report at 15.1%. Region 11 reported 10 consecutive days of 10.2% or greater. IDPH reported 9 days of Hospital Admission Increases.

The Medical Surgical Bed Availability was reported near the threshold of 20% at 22%.

ICU Bed Availability with a threshold of 20% was reported at 28%.




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