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.