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5/19/2021 Chicago lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents Nurses disagree with Chicago's lifting of mask mandate Share: CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago will follow Illinois and new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to lift the face mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced Tuesday. The hope is it will encourage more people to get their shots.Arwady said that masks will still be mandated in all city of Chicago buildings ...
5/12/2021 Illinois to Enter Bridge Phase of Reopening Plan on May 14th ... State Managed COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-Ins as Illinois National Guard Reaches Over 1.5 Million Vaccines AdministeredChicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As Illinois continues to outpace national vaccination rates and COVID-19 trends ... as Friday, June 11th.The Governor and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike also announced an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine administration plan to include private doctors‚Ao offices and ...
5/12/2021 ICAN! Launches Five-Year Initiative To Address Unmet Contraceptive Need In Illinois PR Newswire CHICAGO , May 12, Illinois Contraceptive Access Now - ICAN!, in collaboration with AllianceChicago, today launched a new, five-year initiative to advance reproductive equity in Illinois by improving the quality and coverage of contraceptive care at ... Executive Director Katie Thiede stated: "Our nation's dual crises of public health and racial injustice have highlighted the urgent need for more equitable health care delivery, and have compounded the existing unmet need for high ...
5/12/2021 Media advisory: Bill to Eliminate Toxic Lead Service Lines Needs Senate Vote Media advisory: Bill to Eliminate Toxic Lead Service Lines Needs Senate VoteBill would protect public health, safe drinking water for millions of IllinoisansSPRINGFIELD, IL (May 11, 2021) -- Following bipartisan passage by the Illinois ... in the House by Illinois Rep. Lamont J. Robinson (D-Chicago) and in the Senate by Illinois Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake).At least 686,000 lead service lines‚Aian estimated ‚Oo of all lead lines ...
5/12/2021 Editorial: Fix the unemployment mess in Illinois – Chicago Tribune* Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune May 11, 2021 at 12:16 PM The closed Illinois Department of Employment Services office at 2444 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago on July 14, 2020. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) Secretary of State offices are open. Police stations are open. Courthouses and parole offices are open. Department of Children and Family Services offices are open. Schools are open. Public health departments are open. So why, at a time when ...
5/12/2021 OH, WHAT A FEDERAL RELIEF IT IS ‚Äî KINZINGER's TWITTER FEUD ‚Äî MAKE THAT A VAX AND A BEER Wordpress.com ... out vacation? I am. If you are, too, I‚Aod like to hear your ideas. [email protected]State lawmakers and Chicago officials are poring over Treasury Department guidelines on how to spend their portion of ... cities and towns (other than Chicago) to help pay for public health expenses and to address economic problems that have emerged as a result of the pandemic. That‚Aos lost businesses, paying essential workers or ...
5/10/2021 Meet School Nurse Gloria Barrera ... Barrera, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN, who currently works as a certified school nurse at a public high school outside of Chicago to find out what the past year has been like. Barrera is the first ... thought back to that course and the role of a public health nurse. I remember calling my high school nurse on one of my days off and asking her ‚Auwhat do I have to do ...
5/9/2021 Illinois‚Äô COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March ... Chicago area.Saturday‚Aos new cases were detected among the 77,312 tests processed in the last day by the Illinois Department of Public Health and showed a single day positivity rate of 2.2%.That‚Aos a promising sign as Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to fully reopen the state next month.Pritzker announced his plan Thursday to lift COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois on June 11, barring another surge of infections ...
5/9/2021 Illinois COVID-19 infection rate drops to lowest since March ... Chicago area. Saturday‚Aos new cases were detected among 77,312 tests processed on the last day by the Illinois Department of Public Health and showed a one-day positivity rate of 2.2%. This is a promising sign as Governor JB Pritzker plans to fully reopen the state next month. Pritzker on Thursday announced plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois on June 11, barring a new wave of infections ...
5/8/2021 Illinois teachers unions want to take away private school independence ‚Äì The College Fix ... Chicago, many private schools reopened for in-person learning, often adopting a hybrid model.Now, the teachers unions want to give the state authority to mandate one set of health standards that all schools, public and private, must follow.HB 2789 would give the Illinois Department of Public Health the authority to set standards for cleaning, isolation, masking and other risk mitigation measures.But the public health department doesn‚Aot ...
5/7/2021 Daywatch: Pritzker loosening COVID restrictions next week, Chicago ready to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds and how to celebrate Mother's Day 2021 Chicago Tribune Good morning, Chicago. On Thursday, Illinois public health officials reported 1,778 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 new deaths. Officials also reported there were 99,599 doses of the vaccine reported administered on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Chicago and Illinois are entering a new phase of the pandemic with more activities becoming available and summer events being announced daily. Those expanded activities present a host of new questions: What ...
5/7/2021 Mayor Steve Hagerty praises health department's coronavirus response in final Q PrintIn his final community forum, Mayor Steve Hagerty lauded the efforts of Evanston‚Aos Public Health Department and residents‚Ao compliance in fighting COVID-19 at Thursday‚Aos virtual Coronavirus Q&A.Hagerty, city ... reports significantly lower cases per capita than Skokie, Cook County, Chicago and Illinois. However, the city still recommends wearing masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, even for those who have been ...
5/7/2021 City of Chicago Launches Protect Chicago Music Series for fully COVID-19 Vaccinated Chicagoans. City of Chicago Launches Protect Chicago Music Series for fully COVID-19 Vaccinated Chicagoans. Site Editor May 7, 2021The City of Chicago announced today the launch of the Protect Chicago Music Series, a monthly series of music events exclusively for fully COVID-19 vaccinated Chicagoans. A partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Protect Chicago ...
5/5/2021 Illinois‚Äô COVID-19 vaccination pace is slowing, particularly downstate. Here's what researchers say must be done to boost the effort and return to normalcy. Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune May 05, 2021 at 5:00 AM At first glance, there may not be a lot in common between the tiny downstate town of Arthur and Chicago‚Aos Englewood neighborhood. Arthur is surrounded by ... who study and work in vaccinations say an already exhausted public health ecosystem mustbuild and flex a different set of bureaucratic muscles. The goal? To lure the ambivalent or leery into their favorite doctors‚Ao ...
5/5/2021 COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Wednesday - Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune Illinois public health officials said Wednesday that 60% of residents 18 and over have received at least one dose of a coronavirus, a day after President Joe Biden set a new national vaccination goal of ... officials promoted ‚AuOpen Culture,‚Au the next phase of Open Chicago , highlighting a full calendar of entertainment and events for the summer.With events put on by the city ‚Ai including a musical festival ‚AuChicago ...
5/5/2021 Chicago concert series for those fully vaccinated - Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune Chicago will host a series of concerts for those who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the city announced Wednesday.The series is scheduled to kick off May 22 in Hyde Park with performances by DJ ... and can be scheduled at https://rebrand.ly/MusicSeries .Advertisement Chicago public health officials hope more opportunities and incentives to get the vaccine will improve the COVID-19 vaccination rate. About one-third of Illinois‚Ao ...
5/5/2021 Illinois coronavirus: 60% of adults have gotten at least one shot - Chicago Sun-Times More than 60% of Illinois adults have gotten at least one coronavirus vaccine dose so far, public health officials announced Wednesday.The state crossed that threshold almost five months after the first shot was injected ... a statement.RelatedLightfoot sets goal to ‚Aofully open‚Ao Chicago by July 4 You‚Aore invited to the concerts, but only if you‚Aore fully vaccinated Those ‚Auinnovative strategies‚Au are required because the ...
5/4/2021 ‚ÄúVax Pass‚Äù Anyone? ... Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady floated a similar idea April 27 as an incentive to get young adults vaccinated in exchange for access to concerts and other summer public events. That idea is moving ahead, she said a few days later.Cities 92.9 reported recently that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission with the ‚Auproof‚Au of your COVID-19 vaccination.Chicago Mayor ...
5/4/2021 Indiana Added To Chicago's Travel Order, 8 Other States And D.C. Removed ‚Äì CBS Chicago CBS Local CHICAGO (CBS) ‚Ai Travelers from Indiana are again subject to Chicago‚Aos COVID-19 restrictions, effective Friday, as eight other states and Washington, D.C., have been moved down on the city‚Aos travel order list.The Chicago Department of Public Health warned two weeks ago that Indiana could be added to the ‚Auorange‚Au tier of the city‚Aos emergency travel order, due to the level of cases it has ...
5/4/2021 THOMPSON CENTER SYMBOLISM ‚Äî LEADERSHIP TURNOVER FOR CHICAGO SCHOOLS ‚Äî CANNABIS LOTTERY BILL EMERGES At McCormick Place at 9 a.m. to give an update on Chicago‚Aos reopening efforts. Then at 1 p.m. he‚Aoll be in Sparta to encourage southern Illinois residents to get vaccinated .No official public events.The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 28 additional deaths and 2,049 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease. That‚Aos a total of 22,047 fatalities and 1,341,777 cases in Illinois ...
5/4/2021 Laundromat vaccines? Chicago officials trying to figure out how to find people who still need the shots Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune May 03, 2021 at 5:14 PM City health teams might come looking for unvaccinated Chicagoans at the laundromat, the grocery store or driver‚Aos license offices as officials try to increase the rates of people getting the shots. Chicago is faring well on vaccine rates compared with other big American cities, public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady told aldermen on Monday. Advertisement But with the overall weekly numbers ...
5/3/2021 Daywatch: Motorist rams woman in Logan Square, can Illinois‚Äô ‚Äòvibrant culture of corruption‚Äô be reformed and 3 Chicago restaurants pick up Michelin stars Chicago Tribune Good morning, Chicago. Illinois public health officials on Sunday reported 1,860 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 27 additional deaths. There were 44,678 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered Saturday. Illinois‚Ao seven-day average for COVID-19 vaccinations fell again to 83,239 Sunday, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is continuing to try to reach those who haven‚Aot yet gotten a shot .Meanwhile ...
5/1/2021 Prevent Blindness Announces Recipients of the 2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award, Rising Visionary Award ... CHICAGO, IL ‚Ai Prevent Blindness , the nation‚Aos oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced the recipient of the ‚Au2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,‚Au as R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS, Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The John H. Panton, MD Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Pediatric Retina and ROP Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear ...
4/29/2021 COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Thursday - Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune ... public health officials reported Thursday.While an additional 107,689 vaccine doses were given Wednesday, the daily average over the last week was 97,434. The daily average hasn‚Aot been below 100,000 since the week ending March 26.Advertisement Officials on Thursday also reported 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional fatalities.Meanwhile, the city of Chicago is loosening up its pandemic rules, including increased capacity ...
4/29/2021 Daywatch: Video released of fatal shooting of Anthony Alvarez by cop, the Bears’ history with quarterbacks in the NFL draft and the best new burgers in Chicago this year Chicago Tribune Apr 29, 2021 at 6:16 AMListen to the day's top stories in our morning news briefing. Good morning, Chicago. Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 2,728 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths. There were 106,173 doses of the vaccine administered Tuesday. Meanwhile, the weekly average of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Illinois continues to decline even as the supply of vaccines remains ...