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Indoor masking is now recommended in most of Illinois. But, health experts explain this delta-fueled COVID-19 surge may not be as deadly.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Chicago, officials say this surge may not be as bad because so many are already vaccinated.
The highest-vaccinated areas are majority white and affluent; the lowest are majority Black and low-income.
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The state will fully lift restrictions on capacity at restaurants and bars, but unvaccinated people will still be asked to mask up and distance.
As Chicago looks to fully reopen next week, city officials are focusing on improving vaccination rates in some neighborhoods lagging behind.
Chicago’s plan to fully reopen matches the state’s plans, but officials warn masks will be required in certain places and for unvaccinated people.
Lightfoot is also proposing an extension of other pandemic-related initiatives, such as caps on fees charged by Grubhub and DoorDash and paid sick leave for workers.
Community organizations say they became true partners with government and big hospitals to fight the pandemic. Now they’re hoping that approach could help solve the city’s long standing health …
A WBEZ analysis shows Protect Chicago Plus improved vaccination rates in some targeted communities, but the impact was uneven. Some worry even those gains will fade.