Suburban Cook County follows Chicago with COVID-19 advisory

By DON BABWIN and RICK CALLAHAN

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County health officials have issued a stay-at-home advisory for the suburban Chicago area.

The move comes one day after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also urged residents to stay home to fight a surge in coronavirus cases.

The Cook County Department of Public Health's advisory issued Friday is similar to the steps taken by Lightfoot.

Both take effect Monday, last 30 days, advise residents and visitors to venture out only for essential needs, and set limits on the size of gatherings.

But the advisories stop short of making the restrictions mandatory.

The announcement from the county came as Illinois set another record for confirmed and probable cases.

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