STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES. Limit exposure to COVID-19.
- Observe social distancing guidelines. This means staying home whenever possible, especially if you are a member of a high-risk category for COVID-19 due to age or underlying health conditions. If you must go out, maintain six feet of distance between you and anyone who is not a member of your immediate family.
- Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol concentration of 60% or above.
- Wear a face covering when outside of your home.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw it away. Wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- Stay at home if you have a fever or are otherwise unwell. Avoid contact with people who have a fever or are otherwise unwell.
Mayor Bill McLeod wants you to stay safe at home!
Symptoms of the coronavirus include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.Visit Health and Human Services' dedicated COVID-19 page.
The most up-to-date information on coronavirus is available via the following links:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Cook County Department of Public Health
- Chicago Department of Public Health
Please contact the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 hotline at (800) 889-3931 or e-mail DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV with specific questions about coronavirus. Questions will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.