Chicago Mayor Laurie Lightfoot has advised city residents not to leave their homes due to a sharp increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 infection. The recommendation comes into force on November 16.
“I ask all Chicagoans to leave their homes only for compelling reasons, including work and school,” Lightfoot said.
Cook County, which includes Chicago, has 91.6 new cases per 100,000 people every day, according to the Harvard Institute for Global Health.
Above 25 cases per 100,000, the districts are considered the “red zone”, indicating the highest level of risk.
Chicagoans are also advised not to host guests, cancel Thanksgiving feasts, and stop traveling.