Tag: coping with covid-19

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Pritzker, Preckwinkle quarantine while cases continue to surge

Government officials quarantine. Cook County officials announced on Sunday that a member of county board President Toni Preckwinkle’s staff tested positive for COVID-19. Preckwinkle reportedly was experiencing no symptoms but as a precautionary measure, she will self-isolate until her test results are available. On Friday, the governor’s office announced that Gov.[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: Oct. 23

The fall COVID-19 spike is affecting the whole country. H-F numbers are going up fast, too.  Gov. JB Pritzker announces state vaccine distribution plan. Pritzker also warns bars and restaurants that don’t follow mitigation measures, saying the state is prepared to get tougher on enforcement. 

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Coping with COVID: Fall surge arrives as cases spike locally, statewide just in time for flu season

COVID-19 cases in Homewood and Flossmoor have quickly returned to rates nearly as high as the spring peak of the virus in mid-May. The trend is statewide, with all regions seeing increases in cases and hospitalizations, and four regions have been ordered to implement additional mitigation measures. State officials continue[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: April 28

Illinois sets a new one-day record for COVID-19 deaths. Anyone who needs an antidote for such somber news should check out Lily LaPlante’s Rainbow Exercise Project. Two H-F students will appear as panelists on Commissioner Donna Miller’s virtual town hall meeting this afternoon. Izaak Walton still has native plants to[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: April 27

Rates matter. At the daily COVID-19 briefing, Gov. J.B. Pritzker addressed the assumption by some that downstate counties are at less risk from the virus that urban centers because there are fewer cases in rural areas. He said a more important metric is the rate of infection, which show the proportion[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: April 26

Homewood COVID-19 cases up, Flossmoor flat. In the news: 1918 flu pandemic and parallels to COVID-19. WHO issues brief cautioning that immunity to COVID-19 has not been fully studied and verified yet. 

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Coping with COVID: April 25

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts offers access to virtual performing arts events. State health officials caution people not to ingest disinfectant products in attempt to prevent or treat COVID-19. Masks are required in some public settings after May. CDC and WHO offer advice about best practices. Quote of[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: April 23

Are you regularly wearing a mask? The Chronicle is currently running a poll on Facebook that asks: “Do you wear a protective mask when you go out into a public place where you’re around other people?” Cast your vote here. Record day for cases, testing. Illinois saw a record number of new COVID-19 cases from[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: April 21

Student loan help. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced Tuesday that the state is working with 20 private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. More than 138,000 Illinoisans have privately held student loans that won’t receive help[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: April 18

Homewood Baseball and Softball board of directors marks what would have been opening day with a message of encouragement for players and families. Homewood Science Center starts PopUp Science @Home this week. Still no peak for COVID-19 cases in Illinois. Homewood is up to 100 cases, while Flossmoor remains at[Read More…]

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