Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory

Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory

The city of Chicago has issued a stay-at-home advisory beginning next week as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in the city.

“Chicago has reached a critical point in the second surge of COVID-19, demanding that we undertake this multi-faceted and comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

The advisory will remain in place for 30 days.

Under the new measures, residents can leave their homes only for school, work, or other essential needs, according to a news release issued Thursday. That includes seeking medical care, grocery shopping, and picking up food.

The advisory also imposes a limit on in-person meetings and social events, restricting them to just 10 people both inside and outside.

Chicago has reported 122,712 total Covid-19 cases.

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