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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.

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

The CDC had recently extended the order through May.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Center For COVID Control Gets Sued By Another State, Which Alleges Local Owners Funneled Millions To Themselves While Doing Faulty Testing

The locally based company has now been sued by three states' attorneys general and is being investigated by the FBI. Oregon's attorney general filed suit Thursday, saying the companies should "never do business" again in that state.

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Chicago Might Have Avoided Huge BA.2 Wave Of COVID Cases, Top Doc Says

Chicago's seen cases rise slightly as BA.2 has spread, but the health commissioner said she's growing more confident the sub-variant won't lead to another major wave of cases here.

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Federal Funding For COVID Testing, Vaccinations Has Dried Up — And Local Health Providers Are Worried

Experts are worried the funding confusion — and potential costs — could keep people from getting tested, vaccinated or boosted.

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Feds Working On Funding Deal For COVID Vaccines, Testing, Report Says

Officials are trying to reach the deal as federal funding has dried up for programs that ensured people could get tested and vaccinated for free.

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Fewer Counties Considered Risky For COVID Under Chicago’s 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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Illinois Closing Its State-Run COVID Testing Sites Thursday As Testing Hits Record Lows

At the sites' peaks, workers administered 1,040 tests per day, according to the health department. Now, each sees fewer than 50 people per day.

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Chicago’s COVID Cases Are Rising, But City In ‘Good Control’ Of Its Outbreak, Top Doc Says

Chicago's seeing an average of 223 people test positive for COVID-19 per day, up 27 percent from one week ago.

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2nd COVID Booster Shot OK’d For People 50 And Older And Some Immunocompromised People

Officials have encouraged all those who are eligible to get the shot to ensure they're best protected against COVID-19.

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What 5 Graphics Tell Us About COVID Vaccine Disparity In Chicago Schools

Vaccination rates at Chicago Public Schools range from just 6.7 percent of students to over 90 percent.

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