St. John's Lutheran School In Lombard Begins Student Mask Exemptions Amid Protests, Staff ResignationsStudent mask exemptions at St. John’s Lutheran School in Lombard began this week and have pushed about a sixth of the school’s staff members out the door in protest.
Two Years Ago Today: First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reported In IllinoisThe case was only the second confirmed instance of COVID-19 in the United States at the time. Since then, 70.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID.
Supply Of Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 Antiviral Pills Remains Very Limited In Our Area And BeyondAntiviral pills that can significantly reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and even deaths - but the supply of the Pfizer and Merck COVID-19 pills across the country - and here in our area - is still very limited.
Disney On Ice Has Multiple Levels Of Precautions As They Perform Amid PandemicKeeping a workplace as safe as possible from COVID is no easy task. So imagine doing it for a traveling tour of more than 80 people putting on shows for thousands at the Allstate Arena.
With COVID Numbers Coming Down, When Might Mitigation Measures End? Top Doc Says Not For A While, But Some Go To Court Over Masks In SchoolsCOVID numbers are coming down – on Wednesday, we learned that both the city and state have peaked in the last few weeks. Now, the questions are getting louder - when will we see some loosening of rules because of it?
Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says; Cautious Optimism With Similar Trend Reported Statewide“However, we are a long way from being out of the woods, and it’s really important over these next few weeks and months that we continue to work hard on getting folks vaccinated, getting folks tested, continuing to wear masks, because there’s a long way to come down," Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Federal Disaster Team Coming To UChicago Medicine's Ingalls Memorial Hospital Amid COVID Surge; Nurse Says It's Needed, But Not Long-Term FixFederal help is now coming to UChicago Medicine and their Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, to assist with the COVID surge and staffing.
Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions After Center For Covid Control Testing Sites Temporarily Shut Down, State Investigates ComplaintsDozens of COVID-19 testing sites in the Chicago area are closed this week, as state investigators look into complaints about the conditions inside and confusion over results.
UChicago Medicine To Reopen Ingalls-Flossmoor Urgent Aid Center On Tuesday After Temporary COVID-Related ClosureUniversity of Chicago Medicine will reopen its Ingalls-Flossmoor 24-hour urgent aid location on Tuesday.
Some Doctors At Chicago Area Hospitals Are Optimistic About What Look Like Downward COVID-19 TrendlinesWhile we still see a stunning number of new COVID cases every day in Illinois, some on the front line are seeing a trend they call "very encouraging."
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Vaccine-Or-Test Rule For Businesses -- What Does This Mean For You And Your Workplace?The U.S. Supreme Court has had its say on the reach of two COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the Biden administration. What does it mean for you and your workplace?
'It Is Not OK To Defy The Order,' Top Cook County Doc Says As Some Suburbs Choose Not To Enforce COVID-19 Proof Of Vaccination MandateWe are 10 days into the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate rules for many indoor businesses in Chicago and Cook County – and the county as of Thursday had yet to cite a single business for violating the rules.
South Side Pastor Thinks Outside The Box To Increase COVID-19 Vaccination RatesIf you’re not vaccinated against COVID-19 by now, you never will be, right? Wrong. Not if you ask a South Side pastor who is thinking outside the box to drive up vaccination rates.
CPS Students Return To In Person Class As Rank-And-File Teachers Accepts New COVID Safety AgreementStudents returned to classes Wednesday after being home for five days when teachers refused to go to class until there was a COVID safety agreement with Chicago Public Schools.
HelloBaby, West Woodlawn Nonprofit Children's Play Center, Makes Difficult Decision To Shut Down Due To COVID-19A South Side nonprofit made the tough choice to shut down its children’s center this week, leaving many families disappointed.