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.
The new city guidance mirrors that from the state and the feds, except the city says people are strongly advised to keep on their masks for now.
Plan your big wedding. Renew your gym membership. And gather your friends for that big Chicago bar crawl — as long as everyone’s fully vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to endorse the vaccine’s use Wednesday, opening the door for shots to begin.
Health officials say it’s best to take both shots of the COVID-19 vaccines that require them. But more than 70,000 Chicagoans are overdue for their second shot.