Tag: masks

Homewood library board considers requiring employees to be vaccinated

The Homewood Public Library board of trustees reviewed COVID-19 protocols currently in place and the possibility of requiring all employees to be vaccinated. “I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope,” Colleen Waltman, library director, told trustees at the Aug. 18 meeting. Board members expressed concern about implementing a vaccine requirement[Read More…]

Mask mandate for H-F students, staff, guests (free content)

Superintendent Von Mansfield told Homewood-Flossmoor High School board members that for the safety of all persons on H-F premises masks will be required this school year. School opens Thursday, Aug. 12, for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. All students will report on Friday, Aug. 13. Under state guidelines, there is[Read More…]

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Local police plan to encourage voluntary compliance with face covering requirement

People increasingly have been wearing face coverings since state, national and international health officials began recommending the practice in early April. The practice will be mandated by the state beginning May 1. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free[Read More…]

mask efficacy with Lori Lightfoot

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…]

Cook County distributes masks, gloves to area first responders

As area first responders experience a shortage of potentially life-saving coronavirus supplies, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the immediate distribution by Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) of more than 33,600 N95 masks and an additional 38,800 gloves and gowns for the use of[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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