The State continues to remain under an advisory recommending that all Illinois residents stay home as much as possible and only leave for essential activities. The CDC and the State both continue to recommend that individuals do not travel or visit with members of other households during the Thanksgiving holiday. The State has published additional holiday guidance at allin.illinois.gov.
Today, new mitigation measures came into effect throughout the State that limit the operations of many types of businesses in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These measures were triggered by "COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak." Current State forecasts show that, without additional mitigations, hospitalizations and ICU occupancy may reach as high as five times their spring peak and result in between 17,000 to 45,000 deaths.
Please, stay home; stay safe and support our local restaurants and businesses during this challenging time.