Chicago’s Top Doctor Urges Residents To Stay At Home As COVID-19 Cases Rise

City officials warn 1,000 Chicagoans could die from COVID-19 by the end of the year if safety measures like the advisory aren’t followed.

Chicago’s Top Doctor Urges Residents To Stay At Home As COVID-19 Cases Rise
In this March 24, 2020, file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks to reporters about the measures first responders are taking to protect themselves and the public from COVID-19. Dr. Arwady joined WBEZ's Reset on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to discuss the city's stay-at-home advisory that went into effect that morning. Tyler LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool
Chicago’s Top Doctor Urges Residents To Stay At Home As COVID-19 Cases Rise
In this March 24, 2020, file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks to reporters about the measures first responders are taking to protect themselves and the public from COVID-19. Dr. Arwady joined WBEZ's Reset on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to discuss the city's stay-at-home advisory that went into effect that morning. Tyler LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool

Chicago’s Top Doctor Urges Residents To Stay At Home As COVID-19 Cases Rise

City officials warn 1,000 Chicagoans could die from COVID-19 by the end of the year if safety measures like the advisory aren’t followed.

For the next 30 days, Chicago residents are strongly advised to stay home and to limit social gatherings. The stay-at-home advisory is the city’s latest effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. By the city’s estimates, one in 18 Chicagoans could be infected with the virus.

Reset checks in with Dr. Allison Arwady of the Chicago Department of Public Health for more on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s advisory and the city’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

GUEST: Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health