Seek Facts Not Fear
- The State is mandating all large-scale events exceeding 1,000 individuals be cancelled for the next 30 days.
- Additionally, the State is encouraging that community events of 250 people or more should be cancelled or postponed until May 1. This includes personal and social events. Residents should use good judgment about canceling events in their own communities.
- For events less than 250 people, residents should closely consider who is likely to attend the event and, if it includes vulnerable populations, strongly consider canceling.
- All major sporting events with large spectator crowds should be cancelled until May 1. This should include school and college events as well as major league sporting events.
BUSINESSES AND WORKPLACES
- The State encourages businesses across the state to take advantage of teleworking capabilities.
- Every business that can have employees work remotely should consider doing so immediately.
- For those who cannot, the State encourages employers to take proper precautions to keep individuals safe in the workplace. This includes reminding staff to stay home when sick or with a fever; considering a plan for teleworking where feasible; remaining flexible on leave policies; and promoting robust mitigation approaches, such as hand washing, cleaning, and offering hand sanitizer.
SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENTS, ELECTIONS AND VULNERABLE POPULATION
With the situation evolving rapidly, we recommend that you consult these sources for the latest information:
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Health Care Providers & Facilities
- Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- Pregnant Women & Children
- Travel Guidance
- Translated Resources
- Accessing Unemployment Benefits
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline for questions related to Coronavirus. 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
- How to Protect Yourself
- What To Do if You Are Sick
- If You Are at Higher Risk
- How to Prepare
- Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders