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Police Department No Longer In Last Place When It Comes To Complying With City’s Vaccine Mandate

Now, City Council staffers — employees who work with aldermen's offices — are the least compliant with Mayor Lori Lightfoot's vaccine mandate. Still, the bulk of employees who haven't reported their status are in the Police Department.

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Travelers To US Face Tougher COVID-19 Testing Requirement As Officials Try To Limit Omicron Spread

Officials are trying to buy themselves time and limit the potential spread of Omicron to prevent another possible coronavirus surge.

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No New COVID-19 Restrictions Planned For Chicago Yet As Omicron Pops Up Around US, Top Doc Says

Most local COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted since vaccines became widespread.

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Biden’s Plan For Stalling Omicron Includes Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests, More Vaccinations

Biden is also calling on employers to give paid time off to workers so they can get their booster shot.

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Coronavirus Cases Rising In Cook County Jail Despite Widespread Vaccines And Testing: ‘It’s Devastating’

The jail is seeing the most infected people since last winter, before the vaccines were readily available, with 109 detained people positive for COVID-19.

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Tighter Restrictions Could Be Coming For US Travelers, Including Testing And Quarantining Requirements

Locally, officials have said they are keeping a close eye on the variant but don't expect to impose more restrictions in the near future.

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Chicago Hopes To Curb Number Of Quarantined Students With Test-To-Stay Pilot

The test-to-stay pilot comes amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases across the city, as well as the emergence of the Omicron variant.

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California, North Carolina Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

Guam was also removed from the city's travel advisory. There are now 38 states on the advisory.

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Omicron Likely To Be Found In Chicago ‘Very Shortly,’ But More Information On COVID-19 Variant Needed, Top Doc Says

Even without Omicron, which is thought to be highly transmissible, Chicago has struggled with its coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks.

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At Some Chicago Schools, Fewer Than 5 Students Signed Up For COVID Testing

Some schools in Little Village, North Lawndale and Austin had fewer than five students enrolled in CPS' testing program.

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COVID’s Omicron Variant Poses ‘Very High’ Global Risk; Local Officials Urge Vaccinations, Masks

"The unvaccinated remain the most at risk to themselves and others, so please get vaccinated as soon as possible," Chicago's mayor and top doctor said Monday.

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Here’s How You Can Stay Safe From COVID-19 This Thanksgiving

Millions of people will travel and gather for the holiday — but it's coming as Chicago and nearby areas are in the midst of a new surge of COVID-19.

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Connecticut, Maryland Added Back To Chicago’s Travel Advisory

The change comes just as people are gearing up for Thanksgiving travel. There are now 40 states and one territory on the city's advisory.

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Chicago Hits Goal As 77% Of Residents 12 And Older Have Gotten 1 Shot Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Officials set that goal in September, noting 77 percent would not be some "magic number" related to herd immunity — but it is symbolic of Chicago's 77 community areas.

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92% Of City Workers Have Reported Their COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Police Department remains the least compliant, with 84.01 percent of its employees having reported if they are vaccinated.

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All Chicago Adults Can Get COVID-19 Booster Shots

Local health leaders are urging eligible people to get their shots as winter nears and people prepare for holiday gatherings.

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Saturday Is Last Day To Get 1st Moderna, Pfizer Vaccine Shot If You Want To Be Fully Protected By Christmas

The state is rolling out an awareness campaign where they'll encourage families to get vaccinated as the "greatest gift" someone can give.

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Moderna, Pfizer Booster Shots For All Adults Could Soon Be Approved

At the same time, many people have reported being able to get a booster shot even if they aren't technically eligible.

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Chicago’s COVID-19 Outbreak Worsening, But It’s Not As Bad As Last Fall’s Surge, Top Doc Says

The last day people have to get a first-dose shot is Saturday if they want to be fully vaccinated by Christmas.

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3 States Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory, But Arkansas Added Again

Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee were removed from the list, while Arkansas was put back on.

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