Mayor Lori Lightfoot Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis In Chicago; 'It Is Literally Killing Us'“At almost every point in our city’s history, sadly, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color, and particularly those who are Black,” Lightfoot said.
As Chicago Reopens, Businesses To Celebrate By Giving Away $250 Gift Cards“We are strong, we are resilient, and we are back,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a pep rally downtown to celebrate the city’s reopening.
'I'm Feeling So Thankful To Chicago:' Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady On Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, Next Steps With PandemicAt long last, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois will fully reopen from coronavirus restrictions on Friday. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady joined CBS 2’s Brad Edwards and Irika Sargent live Thursday on “Hour 18.”
Arwady: COVID Case Rates Are Declining In Chicago As Pop Up Vaccine Sites Open To Reach More Residents
Chicago Lifting Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases“If you are not fully vaccinated, you need to continue to wear your masks in all indoor settings,” Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Arwady: Chicago To Deploy Vaccine Ambassadors, Kids 12 And Over Should Get The COVID Shot"We're making a special effort to make sure to talk to the children directly, and see if they have any questions in advance."
With Vaccination Rates Dropping, Chicago Sending Vaccine Buses To Neighborhoods Where Shots Are LaggingThe current average number of daily doses given out in Chicago is just under 13,000, a decrease of 59% from the peak last month.
Arwady: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Coming To United Center"As we will be opening things up a little bit more in sort of the days and weeks to come, there's going to be more opportunities for people to do things if they're vaccinated."
Walk-Ins Begin Friday At Chicago-Operated COVID-19 Vaccine SitesVaccines are available to anyone 16 and older. However, teens under 18 need a parent or guardian.
All City-Run Mass Vaccination Sites In Chicago To Open For Walk-Ins Starting Friday As Supply Catches Up To DemandChicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said the city is finally receiving an ample supply of vaccines, after months of not being able to meet demand for shots.
With Vaccinations Lagging And COVID Cases Rising Among Black Chicagoans, Mayor Lightfoot Says 'We Need To Send Out The Alarm'“Black Chicagoans once again are getting sicker, requiring hospital care, and dying more than any other demographic in our city, but we are not taking this life-saving vaccine like we should,” Mayor Lightfoot said.
City Pausing Vaccination Program For Homebound Seniors, And Other Clinics That Rely On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Federal Review Of Blood Clots"I expect not just in the city but across the country, we'll see some drop in the rate of vaccinations as a result of this," Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Tuesday,
With Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations On Hold, State Sending 50,000 Moderna And Pfizer Doses To ChicagoThe state of Illinois will be allocating 50,000 first doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to the city of Chicago over the next week in order to help make up for the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot 'Very Concerned' About Recent Increase In COVID-19 Cases In ChicagoThe mayor echoed the worries of her Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, who one day earlier said key virus metrics in Chicago are headed "in the wrong direction."
Chicago COVID Cases Continue To Rise Among Young Adults, 26 States On City's Travel Order"If you are taking some chances with COVID, please rethink that."