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US Should Promise $5 Billion To Fight COVID Globally, Former World Leaders Say

Despite the recent surge in cases globally, the United States' most recent proposal to fund the fight against COVID-19 includes little money for international aid.

Citywide

TikTok Videos And Teacher Calls: How A South Side Chicago School Increased Vaccine Uptake

In December, only 5.4 percent of Dunne students were fully vaccinated. But in the past few months, the school has seen an increase in uptake to 42.3 percent, close to CPS' overall average.

Roseland, Pullman

Chicagoans Should Mask Indoors As City Now Considered Medium Risk For COVID, Health Department Advises

The city's health department is "strongly recommending" people wear masks when indoors in public, including on public transportation.

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Chicago Could Soon Be Medium Risk For COVID-19 As Cases Rise, Health Department Says

Cook County's health department announced Friday the suburbs are also considered medium risk and people should wear masks when indoors.

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Federal Workers Are Returning To The Loop, Bringing Much-Needed Business Back To Downtown Restaurants

Restaurants that relied on the Downtown lunch crowd struggled to get by when the pandemic sent hundreds of thousands of workers home. Federal agencies began bringing workers back to offices last month.

Downtown

Suburban Cook County Moved Up To Medium Risk For COVID, With Masks Recommended When Indoors

Chicago, the suburbs and the rest of the state have seen daily COVID-19 cases go up as more contagious variants of Omicron have spread.

Citywide

60% Of Americans Have Now Had COVID, With Omicron Fueling Surge This Winter, CDC Says

Omicron drove cases to record highs over the winter, which Chicago and Illinois hitting peaks in late December and early January.

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Chicagoans’ Life Expectancy Fell By 2 Years After The Pandemic Started — But COVID Wasn’t The Only Factor

Black and Latino Chicagoans have been the most affected by worsening life expectancy. Black Chicagoans now live 10 years less than white residents, on average.

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92% Of US Counties Considered Low Risk For COVID Under Chicago’s New Travel Advisory

Four counties in Illinois — DuPage Country and three others in central Illinois — are considered medium risk.

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Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue In Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

Southbound traffic on Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse avenues will be closed to drivers starting Friday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Illinois Is Prepared If There’s Another COVID Wave As Cases Go Up, Pritzker Says

The numbers of people being hospitalized with and dying from COVID-19 remain low, and those are the figures officials are most closely watching, Gov. JB Pritzker said at a Thursday news conference.

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Chicago Remains Low Risk For COVID, With Hospitalizations And Deaths At All-Time Lows, Top Doc Says

The city is seeing an average of less than one Chicagoan dying per day from COVID-19 and five new people being hospitalized with the virus per day.

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CTA And Metra Say Masks No Longer Required On Buses, Trains As Illinois Lifts Mandate On Public Transportation

The state will no longer require people to wear masks on public transit or in travel hubs like train stations and airports.

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You Still Have To Wear Masks On The CTA — But It Could Drop Rule Soon, Lightfoot Says

Gov. JB Pritzker has an executive order that requires masking on public transit. It's in place through at least April, though that could be extended.

Citywide

CDC Rule Requiring Masking On Airplanes, Public Transportation Struck Down By Florida Judge

The CDC had recently extended the order through May.

Citywide

COVID Booster Shot Raised Antibody Level In Kids 5-11, Pfizer Says

Pfizer has indicated it plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration to provide emergency use authorization for booster shots for kids 5-11.

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Illinois Still In ‘Pretty Good Place’ As COVID Cases Tick Up, Gov. Pritzker Says

Severe cases — which show up as people hospitalized with COVID-19 or people dying from the virus — haven't risen, Gov. JB Pritzker said.

Citywide

You Can Apply To Chicago’s $500 Monthly Cash Assistance Program Starting April 25

Applications for the program will open April 25. Households that get picked to participate in the pilot will receive $500 per month for one year.

Citywide

Officials Watching ‘Very, Very Carefully’ As COVID Cases Rise Nationally, Fauci Says

Officials have urged people to get vaccinated and take safety steps that fit their comfort and needs.

Citywide

96% Of US Counties Low Risk For COVID Under Chicago Travel Advisory

All travelers should check the advisory so they know if they are going to an area where the COVID-19 risk is low, medium or high, according to the health department.

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