Lightfoot 'Extremely Concerned' Thanksgiving Could Become 'Super-Spreader Event' If People Don't Cancel Traditional Holiday Plans"It's better to have a Zoom Thanksgiving than an ICU Christmas," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
New Chicago COVID Testing Site At Midway Opens Next Week, 40,000 Rapid Tests To Be Used Across The City“The best way to get tested is by calling your health care provider, but there are many other convenient and affordable ways to get tested in Chicago, including new at-home testing services. We have partnered with community health centers to ensure that people, regardless of ability to pay, insurance or immigration status, have access to both testing and primary care.”
Dr. Arwady: COVID Vaccine Could Come To Chicago Before End Of 2020"We are planning here in Chicago. We've been ready and we are ready to start COVID-19 vaccine administration, when the trials are done. And when we're sure that the safety and efficacy data looks good. However, the initial supply will be limited."
43 States, Puerto Rico Now On Chicago's Travel Order"Having a mask on drops your risk 85%. It's not 100%. It's 85%. And my hope is that people will make small sacrifices, and we think of them as sacrifices, but small changes in their own lives. But I don't have all the answers in terms of how to convince people to change their behaviors."
Lightfoot: 'We Desperately Need Help' From Federal Government, Announces $10M In Grants For Businesses Affected By The Pandemic"We're doing our part. But life would be better if we had a functioning federal government."
Mayor Lightfoot, First Lady Amy Eshleman Don Costumes For Video On How To Have A Safe Halloween During COVID-19Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago First Lady Amy Eshleman are getting into the Halloween spirit – safely.
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."
'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.
Combating 'COVID Fatigue': Chicago's Top Doctor Says Coronavirus Spread Is From Smaller Gatherings As People Let Guard DownAs so-called "COVID fatigue" settles in Chicago, the case numbers are beginning to climb.
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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing COVID Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Personal ServicesChicago restaurants will soon be able to serve more people indoors, and bars that don’t serve food will soon be able to resume service inside under loosened COVID-19 restrictions announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Wisconsin, 3 Other States, Puerto Rico To Be Added Back To Chicago's Travel Quarantine Order; Kentucky And Louisana RemovedWisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico will be added to the list on Friday, after their average COVID-19 caseload rose to more than 15 new cases per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period.
Chicago Public Health Officials Still Working On COVID Guidance For Halloween; 'We Are Not Cancelling Halloween'“We are not cancelling Halloween, but we do expect to see different type of Halloween celebrations than we’ve seen in prior years,” Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Tuesday afternoon.
Utah Added To Chicago's Travel Order List, 6 Others Taken OffAs of Tuesday, the city's quarantine list now includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah.
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."