SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) — The Illinois Division of Public Well being introduced on Wednesday suggestions for reducing the COVID-19 positivity price over the subsequent three weeks.
Well being officers defined their objective is to cut back transmission heading into the vacations so companies and colleges can stay open.
Do business from home if potential
The state needs Illinois residents to make money working from home until it’s completely mandatory for them to be within the office.
IDPH additionally requested employers to make lodging for workers to make money working from home.
Take part in important actions solely
Well being officers additionally urge residents to remain residence as a lot as potential over the subsequent three weeks, leaving just for mandatory and important actions, resembling work that have to be carried out outdoors the house, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and shopping for groceries.
Restrict journey and gatherings
Well being officers additionally suggested in opposition to journey and gatherings over the subsequent three weeks.
IDPH acknowledged, “In our present scenario, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that blend households, or touring to areas which are experiencing excessive charges of positivity, will not be suggested and is doubtlessly harmful. Please, journey provided that mandatory.”