State Of Illinois Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Data Available For Long-Term Care Facility Residents And StaffWith COVID-19 cases on the rise in Illinois, the state’s Department of Public Health has now made vaccination data publicly available for residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
Lake County School Districts Say They Will Obey Mask Mandate Announced By Gov. Pritzker, But Some Express ConcernsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced a new statewide mask mandate for all Illinois public and private schools. Some suburban school districts were in the process of deciding whether to require masks, until the decision was made for them with Pritzker’s announcement.
Chicago House Music DJ And Producer Paul Johnson Dies After Battle With COVID-19Renowned Chicago house music DJ and producer Paul Johnson died Wednesday after a battle with COVID-19, according to his Facebook page.
Concert Venue Metro Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For All EventsThe esteemed concert venue the Metro announced Tuesday that it will require all patrons to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry.
RSV, Respiratory Virus That Usually Affects Babies, Taking Off After Flatlining Last YearHospitals are seeing a doubling of kids with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This WeekNo vaccine card? No entry. The number of Chicago bars and restaurants where you might come across a sign with those words on the door is growing.
Mayor Lightfoot Defends COVID Safety Precautions For Lollapalooza, But Says Going Maskless On Public Transit Is Not AcceptableMayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday defended the decision to hold Lollapalooza given that 90 percent of attendees have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but said gathering on public transit without masks is not acceptable.
Lightfoot, Arwady: Masks Are Needed Indoors For Now Amid Rising COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases, But Vaccines Work, And It's Time To Get Vaccinated NowMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said Sunday that it is important now for everyone to wear a mask – vaccinated or not – amid rising COVID-19 rates driven by the especially contagious Delta variant, but also emphasized that it is unvaccinated people, not vaccinated people, who are most at risk.
UIC Receives $6 Million Grant From Federal Government To Test VT-109, Drug To Treat Severe Lung Complications From COVID-19In the battle against COVID-19, the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat severe complications from infections with the coronavirus.
With Delta Variant Worries Mounting, COVID Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area SitesTwo sites that offer free COVID testing and vaccinations opened in the Chicago area on Saturday – in yet another symptom of the Delta variant.
On Third Day Of Lollapalooza, Concertgoers Advised To Bring MasksSaturday was the third day for the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, and this time, a recommendation to bring a mask came alongside the music.
Lake County Joins Other Chicago Area Counties With 'Substantial' COVID Transmission And Calls For Indoor Masking Regardless Of Vaccination StatusLake County, Illinois is now experiencing substantial community spread by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards – warranting the use of masks indoors by both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Medical Centers Team Up To Host Free Summer Health Screening Event In Austin CommunityTwo Chicago medical centers have joined forces for free health screenings for people who live in the Austin neighborhood.
Crowds Descend On Grant Park With COVID Vaccine Cards And Negative Tests For LollapaloozaThe show is going on for Lollapalooza in Grant Park beginning Thursday, despite concerns about rising COVID numbers.
With COVID On Rise, Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown.