Health Directors Arwady, Ezike Welcome U.S. Surgeon General To Discuss COVID Vaccine Rollout: 'We Do Have A Finish Line In Sight'"The most important thing that we can do is to double down on our public health measures."
COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive At Illinois' Strategic Stockpile Location, Marking 'The Beginning Of The End Of This Pandemic'Illinois has received the first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the state's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
Dr. Ezike: Celebrate Upcoming Holidays Virtually; 'Let’s Give The Gift Of Life. Let’s Give The Gift Of Health This Holiday Season'"I want you to call, or video chat, as many of you did at Thanksgiving,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “There is still time to change your holiday plans. If you haven’t made them, I hope you will take this to heart.
Gov. JB Pritzker 'Hopeful' Improving COVID Trends Will Continue, But Too Soon To Tell If Post-Thanksgiving Surge Coming"It may be that our mitigations are working to offset the expected surge in cases, but we won’t know that for sure for at least two more weeks,” Pritzker said.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Gov. JB Pritzker Provides Details On State's Vaccine Distribution Plan“The goal here is to fortify the healthcare workforce by removing these most exposed workers from the cycle of quarantine, illness, and infection; as well as protecting our most vulnerable residents,” Pritzker said.
Pritzker Says Latest COVID-19 Restrictions Won't Be Rolled Back For At Least A Few Weeks; Fauci Told Him 'This Is No Time To Pull Back'“We are still very much in a precarious place, and we have got to take the time to evaluate any Thanksgiving effect before we make any premature adjustments,” Pritzker said at his regular coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon.
Gov. Pritzker Says Illinois Will Borrow $2 Billion From Feds To Deal With COVID-19-Related Revenue LossesIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that the state will be borrowing $2 billion from the federal government to mitigate the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic – less than half of the $5 billion that was offered.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Urges Local Governments To Take Advantage Of Pandemic Funds, Reminds People That Thanksgiving Must Look Different This YearIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday reminded local governments downstate to take advantage of funding available to help in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic, and also reminded people that they must handle Thanksgiving differently in the midst of a COVID-19 surge.
Gov. JB Pritzker Warns Another Stay-At-Home Order Might Be Needed Soon If New COVID Surge Doesn't Slow DownThe warning came as Illinois reported a new record daily case count, with 12,702 new coronavirus cases, the third day in a row the state has set a new all-time high.
Gov. Pritzker Urges Illinoisans Who Have Not Voted To Get Out And Do So Safely Before Polls CloseIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Election Day Tuesday urged people to get out and vote before 7 p.m., and to do so safely.
As Entire State Heads Toward Tighter COVID Restrictions, Pritzker Urges People To Support Small Businesses; 'It’s How We All Can Keep Each Other Going'On Wednesday, Region 2 in north-central Illinois will become the final region of the state to face extra virus restrictions, due to rising infection rates.
Despite Threat Of Lawsuits, Pritzker Says 'It Makes No Sense' To Loosen Mitigation Efforts For Bars, Restaurants"We have got to get these numbers down. And you know why? So we can reopen the bars and restaurants."
Coronavirus In Illinois: Another Record For New Cases; 10 Of 11 Regions Now Facing Extra COVID RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,943 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, a new high. The previous record was 6,363 new cases reported on Thursday.
Pritzker Announces Indoor Dining Ban For West-Central Illinois; 9 Of 11 Regions Now Face Extra Restricitons: 'We Have A Real Problem On Our Hands'The governor said, starting Monday, Region 3 in west-central Illinois near Springfield will face tougher COVID-19 restrictions, after its average positivity rate surpassed 8% for three days in a row.
Indoor Dining Banned In Chicago, Governor Cites Rising COVID Case Numbers"No matter where you live, what your politics are, where you work or who you love: Illinois: mask up! And we’ll get through this together.”