Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year“I do not want you thinking we are done vaccinating here in Chicago, because this is how we are going to get through the winter. We’re not done with COVID. I wish we were,” Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
8 Aldermen Ask Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady To Require Proof Of Vaccination In Public Indoor SettingsEight aldermen who sit on the Committee on Health want the city to begin requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor public settings like restaurants, theaters, and gyms.
Chicago To Require Masks Indoors Again Starting Friday, As Delta Variant Fuels Latest COVID SurgeThe new indoor mask mandate will go into effect on Friday for anyone age 2 or older, regardless of their vaccination status.
'No Evidence': Chicago's Doctor Arwady Says Lolla Wasn't A Super Spreader Event"Do you want to be protected or unprotected?"
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: New Coordination Center, Using Data To Get COVID Information Out, Will Now Be Used To Combat Violence“If COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that in order to solve some of our greatest problems as a city, we have to work collaboratively, both across city departments and our many valued community partners and nonprofits."
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.
Arwady On Chicago COVID Cases: We Are Moving In The Wrong Direction, Lolla Attendees Should Take Precautions"I want people to be concerned but, but I don't want there to be unnecessary panic at this point. I just want to make sure people get vaccinated is the most important thing."
Chicago Expanding At-Home Vaccination Program, Offering $25 Gift Cards To People Who Get Vaccinated At HomeWith COVID cases on the rise again in Chicago, and more than 48% of the city’s population still not fully vaccinated, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its at-home vaccination program, and offering financial incentives for people to sign up.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns COVID-19 Restrictions Could Return If Spread Of Delta Variant Causes Another Surge“In the last couple of weeks, we have seen a steady rise in our daily case and test positivity rates; an increase that we believe is caused by the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19,” Lightfoot said.
Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, U.S. Virgin Islands Added To Chicago COVID Travel AdvisoryUnvaccinated visitors from states and territories on the city's travel advisory are urged to either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before arriving in Chicago, or quarantine for a 10-day period upon arrival.
Top Illinois Doctors Say COVID-19 Spike Likely In Fall, But No Policy Changes ImminentIt is a trend that has both the head of the state and city health departments concerned. They are expecting a spike in the fall, but they say still no policy changes are imminent.
Free Lollapalooza Tickets For Getting COVID Shots This Saturday"Anything that keeps people talking about vaccine is a good thing."
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.”