Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Adult Day Programs
IDPH is committed to protecting the health of the citizens of Illinois. Early information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests that older adults and people with chronic or underlying health conditions have a heightened risk of getting very sick if they become infected. An important step to preventing the spread of COVID-19 is to eliminate large groups of people congregating together. For this reason, and in light of current state actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, IDPH is recommending the closure of Adult Day Programs.
IDPH is making this recommendation to protect the well-being and health of everyone. We recognize that this guidance will raise concerns about service delivery. This is an evolving situation and we encourage stakeholders to monitor the IDPH and CDC websites for the most up-to-date information and guidance.