SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) — The Illinois Division of Public Well being introduced on Wednesday suggestions for lowering the COVID-19 positivity price over the following three weeks.
Well being officers defined their aim is to scale back transmission heading into the vacations so companies and faculties can stay open.
Earn a living from home if doable
The state desires Illinois residents to do business from home until it’s completely mandatory for them to be within the office.
IDPH additionally requested employers to make lodging for workers to do business from home.
Take part in important actions solely
Well being officers additionally urge residents to remain dwelling as a lot as doable over the following three weeks, leaving just for mandatory and important actions, reminiscent of work that have to be carried out exterior the house, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and shopping for groceries.
Restrict journey and gatherings
Well being officers additionally suggested towards journey and gatherings over the following three weeks.
IDPH said, “In our present state of affairs, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that blend households, or touring to areas which might be experiencing excessive charges of positivity, isn’t suggested and is doubtlessly harmful. Please, journey provided that mandatory.”