What You Need To Know Before Moving To Illinois During Pandemic?

What You Need To Know Before Moving To Illinois During Pandemic?

The situation with coronavirus and related restrictions vary by state and sometimes county, you should be aware of what to expect before moving to Illinois in July 2020. Here we will describe main changes and recent recommendations, but it’s always worth double-checking with CDC and IDPH sites as the situation may change.


What Are COVID-19 Recommendations in Illinois?

You can find more details on the IDPH (Illinois Department Of Public Health) site, but here we will keep the general guides:

  • All nonessential international travel advised being postponed.
  • Employees who are sick should avoid commuting to work;
  • Frequently touched surfaces have to be cleaned regularly;


The State Of Illinois has developed Restore Illinois Plan. As of 26th June, the state moved to Phase 4 of reopening. The plan includes below:

  • Gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed;
  • Restaurants and bars reopen;
  • Travel resumes;
  • Child care and schools reopen under guidance from the IDPH;
  • People to keep social distancing and wear face masks.


Consider postponing your relocation is possible, but if you can’t do so, check what the precautions are.


What Moving Companies Do To Protect From The Virus Spread?

  • Moving teams wear face masks and keep social distancing;
  • Trucks are equipped with disinfectors;
  • Sick employees stay home;
  • Some companies provide online estimation instead of in person.


How Can You Prepare For Moving Day?

  • As the virus can be dangerous for hours and days on surfaces, finish packing at least 24 hours before moving day;
  • Avoid reusing old boxes for packing. Consider ordering new boxes at your movers or renting plastic crates;
  • Prepare disinfectors and paper towels for movers just in case;
  • If you or your family members were in contact with an infected person or had its symptoms, call your movers to cancel it or postpone it.

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