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Maintaining Physical Distancing

It is critical to maintain physical distancing during this uncertain time. This means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when you do have to leave your home.
Within the next few weeks it is estimated that Illinois will reach the peak of COVID-19 infections. To help flatten the curve (reduce the number of people who will be exposed to this illness) remember 5 steps.

  1. HANDS: Wash them often
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it
  3. FACE: Don't touch it
  4. SPACE: Keep safe distance
  5. HOME: Stay if you can

Keep in mind that physical distance is the key to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is important to be social and connect to your support system through video chats, phone calls, or event text. Technology has provided a multitude of ways to connect while observing Stay Home orders issued by Gov. Pritzker.

A Comic Exploring The Coronavirus
From NPR, an explanation for kids about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), what it actually is, how it is transmitted, and how to protect yourself and those you love in an accessible way.

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The role of the  Rockford Area Economic Development Council  (RAEDC) is to collaborate with regional stakeholders to cultivate opportunities for primary job growth that increase the economic well-being of our region. The RAEDC markets the region to attract new capital investment, while assisting existing business with resources for sustainable growth. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to improve the competitiveness of the region by taking what it learns from the region's employers and engaging the community in the daily work of economic development. As the economic development organization for the region, the RAEDC also serves as the area's data collection agency on all new capital investment, retained and created quality jobs, and renovated commercial/industrial space.