On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance on mask-wearing. The agency eased the mask recommendation for those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 . “Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where[Read More…]
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The Illinois Department of Public Health has filed emergency rules for businesses, schools and child care centers that mandate face coverings and the size of gatherings and will impose penalties for those not complying. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said through Senate Bill 471 the new regulations he signed into law Friday,[Read More…]
The state announces a new aid program to help childcare providers hurt by the pandemic. The state will provide masks for workers. More big business are requiring masks in all stores. State records lowest one-day death tally since mid-March. H-F deaths remain unchanged.
Coping with COVID: State offers new plan to prevent resurgence, county jail cited for containing virus
The state announces a new plan to respond to any sign of a resurgence of COVID-19 as case numbers make modest rise. Local case numbers rise, but there have been no additional deaths. A CDC study highlights the effective measures used by the sheriff’s department to contain an outbreak in[Read More…]
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…]
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces an extension of the statewide stay-at-home order, with some adjustments, through May 30. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that the stay-at-home order that has shut down much of the state’s economy and social activity will be extended to May 30. The new order, designed to[Read More…]