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The Illinois Stay at Home Order Explained

The State of Illinois has issued a Stay at Home order effective through April 30. This was done in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We want to share some info on what this means for you.

What will stay the same?

  • Roads, public transit, and the airport will remain open

  • Grocery stores will remain open, you do not need to rush to the grocery store

  • Delivery services will remain open, you can still order food at a restaurant and bring it home

  • Gas stations, banks, laundromats will remain open.

  • Doctors, hospitals, clinics, dentists and pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS will remain open.

  • You can still leave your home to walk outside.

  • You can still go to some parks, but not playgrounds. Please do so responsibly, staying 6 feet away from others.

What is different?

  • Except for work and doing essential things like buying groceries and picking up medicine, we should remain at home.

  • Libraries will close.

What does this mean for you?

  • Practice social distancing. Limit gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, including family gatherings and churches. While we value these, it’s important to remember that preventing spread of the virus helps keep us safe.

  • The military is not going to be used and fines are not going to be given to people on the street.

  • Police may ask those who are out what they are doing, but that is it.

  • Remember, you can use technology to stay connected to friends and family!