Tips for Feeling Safe When Visiting Businesses as Illinois Enters Phase 3

As Illinois makes its way into phase three of re-opening the state, there are some important tips on how to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick when going to newly re-opened businesses, restaurants, and stores.

We at Freedom Home Care have listed ways you can feel safe when traveling outside. Check it out below!

What you need to know before going out:

  • Stay at home if you are feeling sick or have a high temperature
  • Wear a cloth face covering when going inside establishments or running errands
  • Use social distancing by staying at least 6-feet away from others
  • Wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can, and hand sanitize


How to protect yourself when shopping at stores:

  • Stay at least 6-feet away from others in the stores and lines
  • Cover your mouth and nose when out in public
  • If you are at a higher risk for server illness, find out if the stores have special hours so you can shop at a lower risk of infection
  • Disinfect the shopping cart or basket when entering and exiting the store
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth
  • Use touchless pay if possible


Entering Phase 3 of Re-Opening:

With the launch of phase 3, there are certain guidelines each industry must follow to ensure the safety of its staff and customers. For more information for a specific industry, visit the CDC website.

Service counters such as dry cleaners, electronic repair shops, and car washes all have different resources to follow to maintain consumer and staff safety. Glass windows must be present on every counter, and each person and staff member must have a face covering to enter.

With the opening of health and fitness centers starting, gyms and other places have additional guidelines to follow. Outdoor fitness classes may take place with up to 10 participants. For more info visit here.

We at Freedom Home Care hope you use these tips on staying safe when you and your loved ones start to return to restaurants, shops, and outdoors. For more information on at-home care, visit us online today! We look forward to serving you and your health.