Important updates regarding Covid19
After a slow slight decline, Covid19 cases are rising again. In fact, CDPH recorded over 1624 new cases on July 23rd , exceeding May’s highest test day. As a result, the city has made some adjustments to its reopening plan.
- Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a retail food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors
- Restaurants that serve alcohol will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance and existing regulations
- Establishments without food may still provide outdoor service as they did under Phase III guidelinesMaximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns, and breweries will be reduced to six people (indoor or outdoor)
- Indoor fitness class size will be reduced to a maximum of 10 people
- Personal services requiring the removal of face coverings will no longer be permitted (shaves, facials, etc.)
- Residential property managers are asked to limit guest entry to six people per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties
These restrictions, as part of Phase IV guidelines, are in effect until further notice. Continuing checking this website for the most up-to-date information.
How to Determine if you need testing
We advise constituents to continue to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene. For most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. Testing is only indicated for individuals who are at risk of serious illness, like people over 60 or with underlying medical conditions. It’s important that we follow these testing guidelines to protect healthcare workers and avoid spreading the virus in our communities.
Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing?
- If YES: Please answer Question #2.
- If NO: Testing is not needed. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
Question 2: Are your symptoms severe?
- If YES: Call your doctor or 911.
- If NO: Please answer Question #3.
Question 3: Are you over 60? And/or do you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?
- If YES: Contact your doctor to determine if testing is needed.
- IF NO: Testing is not needed. Stay home for 7 days from symptom onset and 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms improve (whichever is longer) to avoid getting anyone else sick.
Recent City & Office Updates
Ward Night will be streamed on our facebook, July 30th, 6-8pm, be sure to tune in if available.
The Chicago Housing Assistance Portal is now available at Chi.gov/housinghelp and serves as a tool to match residents with the rental or mortgage assistance program that will best meet their need.
Chicago Public Schools has released a preliminary reopening framework for fall 2020. Juniors and Seniors will continue to learn remotely while, K-10 will return to schools at least two days a week. More extensive information available in english and spanish. We encourage parents to read further, you will have the option to opt out if they choose to do so.
Our office we be collecting personal care and cloth mask for seniors from 11 to 2 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 312-966-5336 for more information.