The mitigations aimed at indoor businesses and their patrons come in a response to an “alarming rise” in COVID-19 cases nationally and locally, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.
Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s public health commissioner, said she expects the variant to show up in the coming weeks or, possibly, days.
A UChicago study suggests more equitable distribution of vaccinations would have saved more than 100 lives. WBEZ, MuckRock and Documenting COVID-19 look at the data.
The FDA has authorized the shot for 5- to 11-year-olds and final CDC approval is expected this week.
WBEZ looked closely at the city and state dashboards monitoring cases and outbreaks. We explain what’s in them and what’s missing.
Sources: A Vaccine Mandate For Illinois School Workers Is Coming, Along With A Statewide Mask Mandate
Sources say all public and private K-12 school employees plus higher education workers will have to get vaccinated under Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan.
Chicago joins other major cities in the mandate, but police and several other workers’ unions are vowing a fight.
WBEZ conducted the survey after health experts have for months reiterated the important role local leaders can play in persuading people to get vaccinated.
With COVID-19 cases rising by more than 400 a day, Chicago officials are imposing a mask mandate Friday regardless of vaccination status.
The Illinois legislators who wouldn’t answer — Black Democrats and white Republicans — represent some of the least vaccinated areas.