This week, I announced my district offices will reopen for in-person meetings for constituents on Monday, June 1st after assisting constituents via phone, email, and video conferencing since Illinois' Stay-at-Home order was put in place. As offices reopen, we are taking safety precautions based on guidance provided by the U.S. House of Representatives' Attending Physician.
- Constituents with cold/flu like symptoms can reach us by phone or e-mail.
- Maximum capacity of 4 people including staff per office; those exceeding this limit will be asked to wait outside the entrance.
- Face coverings will be required for all visitors.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use is required upon entry.
- CDC social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet will be followed.
- Disinfectant will be used on frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Health of staff will continue to be monitored.
As constituents have been staying at home, my office has utilized nearly every technology available to ensure our outreach and assistance has continued during this difficult time. We're going to continue these methods of outreach as well as start back with in-person meetings for constituents who want to come to our office. Many people in Illinois continue to struggle with unemployment and we need to help people get back to work as the state continues to reopen. My staff and I are looking forward to once again serving constituents in person and I continue to encourage Congress to reopen so we can pass legislation that is critical to this district.
Note for Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries with Representative Payees:
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