Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory that will go into effect November 16
CHICAGO—The City of Chicago has issued a stay-at-home advisory in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city.
The new order will go into effect on Monday, November 16 at 6 a.m.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the new restrictions on Thursday.
The advisory will ask people in Chicago to stay at home unless leaving for essential reasons, such as work, school, the grocery store, picking up take-out food or medical office visits.
Residents are advised to stop having guests at their homes and to cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations and avoid travel.
- Stay home unless for essential reasons— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) November 12, 2020
- Stop having guests over—including family members you do not live with
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans
The advisory will remain in place for 30 days or until the Commissioner of Health changes it.
The advisory also limits indoor and outdoor meetings and social events to 10 people and continues the closure of indoor service at restaurants and bars.
As of Thursday, Indiana remained on Chicago's emergency travel order, which requires travelers to Chicago from Indiana to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to the city.