The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to surge across Illinois. On Wednesday, the state reported 12,657 new cases and 145 more deaths.
Homelessness in Chicago was already on the rise before the pandemic. Now, the city is preparing for a possible new wave as cold weather sets in.
The new wave appears bigger and more widespread than the surges that happened in the spring and summer — and threatens to be worse.
Illinois on Tuesday reported 12,623 new coronavirus cases and 79 additional deaths — a new state record.
That’s a question people are asking as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for a case on the future of the Affordable Care Act — which guarantees coverage for preexisting conditions.
The pandemic is once again putting tens of thousands of people in the hospital in the U.S. Is it more than the health care system can handle? Find out which states are getting close to their limit.
The grim milestone passes as the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads out of control from coast to coast.
Chicago’s current head of public health says she expects Dr. Julie Morita to prioritize equity in her role on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force.