Tag: pandemic

Cook County tops 13,000 COVID-19 deaths (free content)

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone today. The MEO confirmed the county’s 13,000th death due to COVID-19 infection just six weeks after the county marked its 12,000th death from the virus. The office noted that more than three and a half months passed between[Read More…]

Homewood schools will reopen Monday (free content)

District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister said schools will reopen on Monday after a three-day “adaptive pause” that closed Homewood schools due to high COVID-19 numbers among students and staff. Staffing became a serious issue as more teachers tested positive for the virus upon return from the two-week holiday break. McAlister,[Read More…]

COVID-19 shots offered Friday at Hart School

On Friday, Jan. 7, Homewood District 153 will provide students, parents and residents COVID-19 vaccines. The shots are free and will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave. in Homewood. Vaccines are safe and effective and free for all regardless of insurance and[Read More…]

Homewood library adjusts hours because of COVID-19 surge

The Homewood Public Library board voted to adjust hours of operation as a safety precaution as COVID-19 numbers are spiking. According to a post to the library’s website, the library’s drive-thru service will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.[Read More…]

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields limits visitors in response to recent surge of COVID-19 (free content)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields officials announced Thursday that visitor restrictions were implemented in response to the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the region. Hospital visitors, healthy or otherwise, will not be allowed access to hospital visitor waiting areas. Instead, visitors must now wait outside the hospital until the accompanying[Read More…]

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