Lightfoot: 2-Week COVID-19 Business Curfew In Chicago Starts Friday"We're now seeing an uptick again of large groups of people gathering without social distancing and worse, without mask. Some of it, of course, is a misplaced sense that those you know don't have it. That's wrong."
Colorado, Delaware, Ohio, Texas, West Virginia Added To Chicago's Travel Quarantine Order; 30 States Now On The ListCoronavirus cases have been surging across most of the U.S. over the past few weeks, and state and city health officials have warned we are in the midst of a second wave of the virus.
'We Are In A Second Surge': Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Some Phase 3 Restrictions May Return As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply“If we don’t see a dramatic turnaround in our numbers, and soon, we will not hesitate to take the steps that are necessary to save our city, to save our residents, and even if that means going back to some of our Phase Three restrictions,” Lightfoot said.
Indiana, 3 Other States Added To Chicago Travel Quarantine Order As Cases In Hoosier State Continue To SurgeIndiana has now seen more than 1,500 daily cases of COVID-19 for five days in a row, and the seven-day average for new cases stands at 1,601, the highest to date.
As Cases And Hospitalizations Rise, Indiana On Warning List For Chicago's Travel Quarantine Order"If Indiana is unable to bring down the daily case average in the next week, they will be added to the quarantine list. Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana," the Chicago Department of Public Health said.
As List Of States Covered By Chicago's Quarantine Order Shifts Every Week, How Can Travelers Plan Trips Out Of State?CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside the science behind the weekly changes to the city's emergency travel order, and a possible strategy for planning upcoming travel.
Chicago Partners With 31 Community Organizations For Contact Tracing EffortsThe contact tracers will earn between $20 and $24 an hour for their work. While there is no specific prerequisite, the contact tracers have to be 18 or older. A background in customer service is desired because of the ability to communicate well with people who may have been exposed.
Arwady: Watching Wisconsin 'With Huge Concern' For Chicago's Travel Quarantine List"My expectation is that we will basically put people on alert for Wisconsin that if they're not able to turn this around. They would be added to the list the following week."
Kentucky Added To Chicago's Travel Quarantine Order; California, Puerto Rico Removed From ListSix states -- Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas -- could be removed from the list next week, because they are now seeing fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 population per day.
Hawaii, Nebraska, North Carolina On Chicago's Emergency Travel Order, Indiana Very Close To Getting On The List"I want to let Chicagoans know that we have concerns about Indiana, and particularly would encourage you not to travel to college and university towns in Indiana."
Arwady: We're Planning 2 To 3 Years For COVID Response In Chicago"I wish I could say that COVID were going to be over shortly, but it's not."
With Wisconsin Set To Be Added To Chicago Quarantine List, It Turns Out No One Has Been Fined For Disobeying OrderWisconsin has been a popular getaway for people from Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic, but by Tuesday, anyone who visits will have to quarantine when they get home.
Chicago Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady Talks About Rise In Coronavirus Cases, Ways ForwardWith concerns mounting as COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Chicago – particularly among 18- to 29-year-olds, Chicago Department of Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady joined CBS 2 Wednesday to about what kind of actions will be coming if problems persist.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns City Might Have To Move Back To Phase 3 If COVID Cases Continue To Rise; 'We Are On The Precipice'“If we continue to see this uptick in cases, we’re going to have no choice but to go back into Phase 3," the mayor said.
Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact TracersDr. Arwady and the mayor said contact tracers will make $20 an hour, supervisors $24 an hour. No prior experience is required. And all who take part will be trained not only in the skills needed to contact trace, but the attitude as well.