Last Updated 3:02 p.m. August 28, 2020 

Overview

Illinois Governor Pritzker has put a new rule into effect that mandates patrons to wear masks at restaurants and bars when interacting with staff. The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center is helping take a “big step” towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Social Distancing 

Officials urge citizens to continue social distancing as crowds flock to “closed” playgrounds in Chicago.

Businesses & Facilities 

Governor Pritzker has instituted a new rule requiring masks while interacting with staff at restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, tighter restrictions are coming to Will and Kankakee counties with no indoor dining service at all.

Healthcare Status

The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center is part of a “big step” towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Schools

Illinois teacher warns “the kids aren’t coming back to what everyone thinks they are” as concerns over in-person learning continue.

How To Help

A pop-up resource center has been created at the Harold Washington Library, offering assistance to those experience homelessness during the pandemic.