Cook County issues new guidance for suburban businesses as positivity rate increases – WGN TV Chicago

OAK FOREST, Ill.– The Cook County Department of Public Health has provided a brand-new assistance for rural companies as the positivity rate in the county has actually increased.

On July 31, 2020, the positivity rate was 5.8% in rural Cook County, up from 5.2% July 22.

Young people are tired of the constraints,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. We need to get the word out and motivate young people to be patient. Physical distancing and wearing a mask is the minimum we require individuals to do to secure themselves and their good friends and household.

Bars and facilities that do not serve food are being asked to serve customers outdoors just.

The brand-new procedures include:

Pritzker said the state is rolling out the new project as 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at the states “warning” level of coronavirus infections.

A brand-new statewide marketing campaign launched Monday will motivate people to use face coverings and follow other health standards to avoid the spread of coronavirus illness.

Bars, pubs, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site usage without a retail food license are being asked to serve clients outdoors just.
Dining establishments that serve alcohol need to continue to follow ongoing COVID-19 guidance and existing regulations.
Optimum celebration size and table occupancy at dining establishments, taverns, breweries, and bars should be decreased to 6 people (indoor or outside).
Indoor physical fitness class size should be decreased to an optimum of 10 people.
Individual service organizations must stop services (shaves, facials) that need the removal of face coverings.
Home managers should limit visitor entry to 6 people per system to prevent indoor events and celebrations. In addition, offices and services must:
Institute remote work for high-risk individuals and continue to support telework for as many workers as possible.
Retail facilities ought to keep no more than 50% capability, which is the current recommendation.

On Monday, the state announced 1,298 new coronavirus cases and 10 additional deaths.

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Young individuals are tired of the restrictions,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “But the virus is still with us. We require to get the word out and motivate young people to be patient. Physical distancing and wearing a mask is the minimum we need individuals to do to protect themselves and their friends and household.