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Door-To-Door Outreach Is Connecting Thousands With Vaccine Information In South And West Sides, City Says

Volunteers with the city's Vaccine Ambassdor program have been working since June to directly contact Chicagoans to answer questions and help them sign up for vaccine appointments.

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More Than Half Of 12- To 17-Year-Olds In Chicago Are Fully Vaccinated, City’s Top Doc Says

Pfizer vaccines were approved for kids 12 and older in May.

Citywide

7 Businesses Cited By City For Mask Mandate Violations

The city warned businesses should be on "high alert" for investigations into mask mandate violations.

Citywide

Chicago Public Schools Will Miss This Week’s COVID-19 Testing Deadline

CPS leaders say they now aim to offer testing at every district campus by the end of September — roughly a month after its original goal.

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Connecticut, D.C. Lifted From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

Unvaccinated Chicagoans are urged not to travel anyplace on the travel advisory list, which now includes 48 states and three territories.

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As West Side Vaccination Rates Lag, Austin Community Center Hopes To Make Shots More Appealing, Accessible To Residents

The outreach program is funded by a grant to improved vaccination rates among Chicagoans of color. Less than half of Black and Latino residents are vaccinated, data shows.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Illinois To Give Child Care Workers $1,000 And Cover Costs For Unemployed Parents

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the bonuses Monday as part of a broader package of child care recovery efforts.

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After More Than 400 Exposed To COVID At Lane Tech, Some Question Safety, District’s Notification Process

"I really just need to know real-time information at my kids' individual schools," one Lane parent said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Get Vaccinated For Free At Neighborhood Clinics, Events This Week

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. About 56.4 percent of all Chicagoans have been fully vaccinated.

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Veronica Wolski, Jefferson Park Anti-Vaccine Activist, Dies From COVID-19 At Age 64

Wolski, a QAnon supporter known for demonstrating on a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway, started an uproar at an area hospital last week when she insisted they give her a medication meant to treat parasites in animals and humans.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicagoans Would Still Be Able To Comment Virtually At Meetings After COVID-19 Subsides Under Proposal

Some aldermen said they hope there would be a change to the state’s Open Meetings Act to allow some committee meetings to operate virtually in the future.

Downtown

Should Businesses Have To Check Patrons For Vaccine Proof? Lightfoot Says Focus Is Just On Getting Shots In Arms

New York City is requiring spots like gyms, restaurants and bars to check patrons for proof of vaccination. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot won't say if Chicago will do the same.

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Vegan Food Fest Will Not Require Vaccination, Negative COVID-19 Tests — So Some Vendors Are Dropping Out

Masks will be required in crowds and lines at the fest, according to an Instagram post, but vendors are worried the mask rule won't be enforced. Those who have dropped out haven't been refunded.

Downtown

2 People Contracted COVID At An Englewood High School — Teachers, Students Didn’t Find Out For Days: ‘A Big Mess’

The school has had 160 people exposed to coronavirus after two people tested positive in the first week, according to district data.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

COVID Concerns Kept These Students Home. Now They Are No Longer Enrolled

Families organized a #CPSSickOut movement to try to force the district to offer virtual learning. Instead, some students were dropped from campus rolls.

Citywide

Vaccines For Kids Under 12 Could Be Coming In November, Officials Say

"Just know that it's to help make sure that when we stand behind a vaccine, we can absolutely say that it is safe and effective," Chicago's top doctor said.

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Every State Is Now On Chicago’s Travel Advisory As COVID Surges Nationwide

Unvaccinated Chicagoans are being urged not to travel anywhere in the United States as the Delta surge continues.

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Will COVID Cases In Chicago Schools Force Your Child To Quarantine? Here’s A Flowchart

Many parents and educators still have questions about when families are notified about confirmed COVID-19 cases and how quarantine works.

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Vaccinated Chicagoans Have 1-In-10,000 Chance Of Getting Breakthrough COVID Case: Analysis

The vast majority of people who do experience a breakthrough case will only have mild symptoms, officials have said.

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Fake Vaccination Cards Seized At O’Hare Were Spotted Because They Had Misspelled Words

The 19 fake vaccination cards looked like real ones — except they were "low-quality," according to Customs and Border Protection.

O'Hare
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