News Letter June 1, 2020
The City of Chicago is now in phase three of the “Protecting Chicago “reopening framework to happen June 3, 2020. This means non-essential workers begin to return to work with demonstrated appropriate protections for workers and customers.
Recommendations on social distance related to Phase III
Social distancing should continue to be implemented when meeting others face-to-face (6ft distance and wear face covering). Continue to physically distance from vulnerable populations.
Social gatherings should be limited to less than 10 persons.
Business meeting should be done via Zoom vs. face-to-face if possible.
Employers should provide hand washing capability or hand sanitizer for themselves, employees and customers.
It is important that workers take care of themselves, as your health determines how effective you can perform your duties. Workers should eat 3 meals a day, maintain a healthy immune system (vitamins/fluids), get adequate amount of rest daily and stay home if you feel ill or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19. Contact your primary care physician if you have symptoms.
Recommendations to reduce the transmission of the respiratory virus COVID-19:
Help protect your daycare children with everyday preventive actions.
- Place children in small groups (about 6-10).
- During nap time sleep spaces should be spaced 6ft apart.
- Wash children hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and demonstrate to children, throw the tissue in the trash.
- Routinely clean and disinfect toys, tables, door knobs and etc.
The CDC says that day cares should check all kids’ temperatures at drop-off while maintaining social distance (meaning staff members hand a thermometer to a parent to take a reading and watch). The CDC has called for “intensified” cleaning and disinfecting. And day care centers will step up the number of times kids wash their hands throughout the day.
There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19 at this time. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should contact their Primary Care Physician or/and seek over-the-phone consultation: 872-777-1455.