Tag: COVID-19

Governor eases COVID-19 restrictions for school, child care staff

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday, Sept. 15, rescinded requirements that unvaccinated school and childcare personnel get tested for COVID-19 twice weekly. The change goes into effect Friday, Sept. 16. Pritzker said the decision was made on the advice of medical experts, based on the current conditions of the COVID-19[Read More…]

Park district drops COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District decided to drop its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff. During a Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, the board voted unanimously to drop the requirement that the board put in place a year ago. The board was cautiously reopening its facilities in 2021 and decided,[Read More…]

Changeover from COVID-19 individual contact tracing calls to automated case notification begins June 1

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced it is shifting its COVID-19 contact tracing efforts and individual case investigation telephone calls to focus on a more strategic approach of automated case notifications.  Starting June 1, 2022, IDPH no longer will make individual case investigation calls to persons positive[Read More…]

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Health & Wellness 2022: Back to the Doctor

We’ve probably all heard the old adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But, even if you ate a whole tree of the fruit, it shouldn’t keep you away from annual wellness checks. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free[Read More…]

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Health & Wellness 2022: ‘My heart was broken by COVID’

As she continued working as an MRI technologist during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Wiley said the job became lonely and politically fraught, with patients refusing to wear masks and even spitting at her. (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle) You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day[Read More…]

State to close COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites March 31

In response to what it said is a sharp drop in demand, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday, March 25, that it will discontinue COVID-19 testing services at the 10 community-based testing sites, including the one at South Suburban College in South Holland, effective March 31.[Read More…]

Governor announces likely Feb. 28 end to indoor mask mandate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Wednesday, Feb. 9, that COVID-19 infection and hospitalization numbers are falling rapidly enough that the indoor mask mandate will probably be lifted on Feb. 28, if the trend continues. The mask mandate for K-12 schools, however, will remain in effect for a few weeks after[Read More…]

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District 153 continues its mask mandate

Gabriel Cohn, a fifth grader at Churchill School, urged the District 153 school board to continue its mask mandate. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) The District 153 school board voted at a special board meeting Sunday, Feb. 6, to continue its mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocols for students, staff and visitors[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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