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Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

CDC Guidance for Preventing Spread in Communities

IDPH Social Distancing Recommendations 

IDPH General Prevention Recommendations 

Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.

Protect yourself and your community

Prepare your home

Preventing Spread in Schools

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Preparing your office

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Preparing Long Term Care Facilities

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Preparing Polling Locations and Voters


Preparing Polling Locations and Voters