Statement on Coronavirus

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NOTICE: All ACOEM Staff will be working remotely as of March 21, 2020, in compliance with an Illinois Statewide Stay At Home Order. Please excuse any delays in responses during this time. We encourage you to contact ACOEM staff via email.

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Statement from ACOEM President
Stephen A. Frangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM 

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Do YOUR Part to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Even if you are young or otherwise  healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
  • IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.  
  • AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts - USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP,  OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
  • AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips, and social visits.
  • DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
    • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
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COVID-19 News and Federal Announcements:
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COVID-19 Resources:
► CDC    ► WHO     ► FEMA    ► DOL     ► ILO     ► FDA     ► EPA     
► OSHA    ► Seyfarth Shaw LLP     ► Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  (Back to Resources)  
World Health Organization (WHO)​ (Back to Resources) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (Back to Resources) Department of Labor (DOL) (March 24, 2020) (Back to Resources)
International Labour Association (ILO) (Back to Resources)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) (Back to Resources)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Back to Resources)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (Back to Resources)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Back to Resources)
Additional Resources (Back to Resources)  
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