Chicago’s top doctor on omicron holiday surge, in-person learning

Dr. Allison Arwady says the omicron wave will likely peak in January. The city is now averaging nearly 4,600 cases per day.

Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady
Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Youngrae Kim / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady
Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Youngrae Kim / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool

Chicago’s top doctor on omicron holiday surge, in-person learning

Dr. Allison Arwady says the omicron wave will likely peak in January. The city is now averaging nearly 4,600 cases per day.

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As the omicron variant continues to spread the country, Chicago implemented new vaccine mandates for indoor venues to encourage residents to get their shots. The teacher’s union voted Tuesday night to work remotely because of COVID safety concerns.

Reset checks in with the city’s top doctor for the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

GUEST: Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health