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.
UIC Receives $6 Million Grant From Federal Government To Test VT-109, Drug To Treat Severe Lung Complications From COVID-19In the battle against COVID-19, the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat severe complications from infections with the coronavirus.
With Delta Variant Worries Mounting, COVID Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area SitesTwo sites that offer free COVID testing and vaccinations opened in the Chicago area on Saturday – in yet another symptom of the Delta variant.
On Third Day Of Lollapalooza, Concertgoers Advised To Bring MasksSaturday was the third day for the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park, and this time, a recommendation to bring a mask came alongside the music.
Lake County Joins Other Chicago Area Counties With 'Substantial' COVID Transmission And Calls For Indoor Masking Regardless Of Vaccination StatusLake County, Illinois is now experiencing substantial community spread by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards – warranting the use of masks indoors by both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Medical Centers Team Up To Host Free Summer Health Screening Event In Austin CommunityTwo Chicago medical centers have joined forces for free health screenings for people who live in the Austin neighborhood.
Crowds Descend On Grant Park With COVID Vaccine Cards And Negative Tests For LollapaloozaThe show is going on for Lollapalooza in Grant Park beginning Thursday, despite concerns about rising COVID numbers.
With COVID On Rise, Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown.
Masks To Be Required Again At All Illinois Secretary Of State's Facilities Starting MondayMasks will again be required at all times at Illinois Secretary of State’s Driver Service facilities beginning Monday.
DuPage County Advises Masks In All Public Indoor Spaces, With COVID Transmission At Substantial LevelsDuPage County announced Wednesday night that COVID transmission there has reached substantial levels – and thus, masks are now advised for everyone in public settings regardless of vaccination status.
Illinois Secretary Of State's Office Closes Deerfield Driver Services Facility Due To COVID-19 Cases Among StaffThe Illinois Secretary of State’s office Deerfield Driver Services facility will be closed until Tuesday, Aug. 10 because employees tested positive for COVID-19.