Officials said that even with a world-class hospital, the city could not cope with the current rate of transmission, so the mayor took a cleanup two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) said: “You must cancel the normal Thanksgiving plan, especially if it includes guests who do not live in your immediate family.”
The notification is part of a series of new measures called the “Protect Chicago” strategy, which aims to stop the spread of COVID-19. The new measures will take effect at 6 am on Monday and will be valid for at least 30 days.
The announcement comes at a time when COVID-1
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As part of the advice, Chicagoans are required to leave the house only to go to work or school or to meet basic needs, including getting medical care, going to a grocery store or pharmacy, getting takeaway food or accepting deliveries.
Lightfoot said: “Unless visitors are essential workers, such as home healthcare or educators, they should not be in your home.”
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The city imposes a new limit of 10 people for meetings and social events (including birthdays, weddings, business dinners and funerals). This capacity limit does not replace industry-specific guidelines, which can be found at chicago.gov/reopening.
The government strongly advises residents not to gather with anyone outside the family, including trusted family members and friends. For Thanksgiving, it is recommended that family members celebrate virtual instead of gathering in person.
The Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Allison Arwady, said: “In the coming months, winter, influenza and COVID fatigue may really cause a disaster, which can be avoided here.” “Since March Compared to that, I am more worried about COVID.”
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Alvadi said that the number of daily medical records, hospitalizations, the number of patients in the intensive care unit, and the number of deaths have tripled, and without changing the curve, Chicago will be headed for disaster.
Lightfoot warned that the city could lose at least a thousand people in the next seven weeks. Officials say that according to some computer models, the death toll may actually be close to 1,800.
Less than two weeks before Thanksgiving, Chicagoans are thinking about how to celebrate.
Rick and Janet Remiker cancelled the original plan.
Janet said: “We have a big family in Wisconsin. We are sad.” “Our niece has a baby. We have never been able to see her.”
Rick said: “I think this is an unprecedented era. We must absorb it and do what is best for the community.”
Many Chicagoans say that COVID fatigue is real and worry that people may feel more isolated and not go on vacation.
Resident Paul Rau said: “There must be times when this moment seems too much and you will feel tired…but you do know that things will pass…someday it will end.”
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Many people are preparing to receive more painful instructions from the city.
Corey Byers said: “At some point, shutting down everything will only make people unemployed. This is a double-edged sword.”
Chicagoans are also required to avoid all unnecessary travel, and if they need to travel, they must be isolated or checked. Officials also emphasized that residents should wear masks and comply with social distancing agreements.
Now that the city’s updated color-coded travel sequence has taken effect, travelers in red states must be quarantined for 14 days.
She added: “Chicago has reached a tipping point in the second COVID-19 surge, requiring us to take a comprehensive and comprehensive effort to stop the development of the virus.” “What we have achieved in the past year is something we are willing to cooperate with. As a result. Even in this difficult time, we will continue to unite and shake to prevent the rise that the city has seen. Get rid of the fatigue we have been experiencing, and make a vital contribution to our future. change.”
Arwady said: “The data is disturbing. I am very worried that we may have to deal with thousands of cases, which will overwhelm the medical system and cause hundreds of deaths.” “But we know the working principle and need of curved curves. What we did. We did it once, and I know we can do it again.”
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The mayor’s office said the city will also implement targeted community outreach programs to convey information.
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The positive test rate (positive tests accounted for the total positive test rate) jumped to 13.9%.
As the death toll has risen sharply, the medical examiner’s office has redeployed refrigerated trailers to some hospitals in Cook County.
The spokesperson for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Natalie Delavianne, said: “This is what we did during the first peak period, but unfortunately, they were actually used.” It is expected that they will also need to be used during this surge.”
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