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.
Lightfoot: New COVID-19 App Will Provide Info, Preregister Residents For Future Vaccine"It's really the first app of its kind. And it will advise residents what to do if they experience symptoms, where to seek medical care, how to connect to testing."
Coronavirus In Chicago: City Orders Anyone With COVID-19, Or Symptoms, To Stay Home“This move may seem severe to some but in this highly evolving situation it’s absolutely what we need to do at this time as we work to contain this outbreak,” Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said in a statement.
COVID-19 Concerns? Chicago Launches 'The Doctor Is In' Taking Facebook, Twitter Questions“I know this has been a very confusing and disconcerting time for many people, so I’m excited to able to interact directly with them and answer their questions."
Glencoe Village Employee Monitored After Contact With Coronavirus PatientA village employee in Glencoe was under quarantine Wednesday night, being monitored for the coronavirus after being exposed.
You Paid For It: The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus"Just at the Chicago Department of Public Health, we were spending $150,000 a week on our costs. Which is a lot."
'Our Top Priority Is Keeping Illinoisans Safe;' Illinois Governor, Chicago Mayor Outline Coronavirus Preparedness Plans“Our top priority is keeping Illinoisans safe and we are using every tool and resource at our disposal to prepare for this virus and contain any spread."
Public Health Officials Report No Further Spread Of Coronavirus; Say Risk 'Remains Low'Officials also sought to allay any fears people might have about visiting the Chinatown neighborhood in Chicago.
New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The RiseThe Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988.
City Warns Of Possible Measles Exposures At O'Hare Airport, River North Starbucks, Greektown Restaurant“Measles is highly contagious and any unvaccinated or non-immune person can become infected,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, Acting Public Health Commissioner.
City Health Officials Urge Chicagoans To Get Flu Shots Before Peak SeasonThe Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting four flu clinics this week, offering free vaccines. The events are on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
City To Spray For Mosquitoes In Englewood, Auburn GreshamThe city will be spraying insecticide in a South Side district Wednesday night to kill mosquitoes and protect people from the West Nile virus.
At Least Six People Say Archer Heights Grocery Store Gave Them SalmonellaSeveral customers of a Southwest Side grocery store say the food they got there landed them in the hospital with salmonella.