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12 States Come Off Chicago’s COVID Travel Advisory As Cases ‘Wane In A Lot Of The Country’

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have dropped significantly in the United States, including in Chicago and across Illinois.

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CPS Lifting Mask Mandate For Students, Staff Starting Next Week; CTU Says It’s ‘Clear Violation’ Of Agreement

The mask-optional policy starts March 14. CPS officials said they would still encourage people to wear masks, particularly in schools with lower-than-average vaccination rates.

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COVID Vaccination Event Planned For Saturday At The Brook

All participants are eligible to get a $50 gift card per primary dose.

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As City, State Drop Mask Requirements, Chicago Schools Face Period Of Mask Limbo

The mask-optional announcement comes a week after Chicago Board of Education members approved a resolution to maintain COVID-19 safety mitigations, which include a mask mandate.

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More Than 95% Of Chicagoans Could Have Some Immunity To COVID, Top Doc Says

Dr. Allison Arwady said she'll stay on in her role as health commissioner, helping lead the city through this next phase of the pandemic.

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CPS Mask Mandate Will End In ‘Near Future,’ CEO Said: Report

The state- and citywide mask mandates ended Monday.

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LabElite, COVID Testing Lab Raided By FBI, Failed To Report Thousands Of Test Results, Feds Say

LabElite, owned by a former Evanston bar owner, shut down a "sham" facility that racked up complaints in Iowa, its spokeswoman said. But its Norwood Park headquarters has also been the subject of many complaints.

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Ngozi Ezike, Illinois’ Health Leader During COVID Crisis, Stepping Down

Dr. Ngozi Ezike became a widely recognized figure at the outset of the pandemic, regularly giving updates in multiple languages. Her last day is March 14.

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5 States, Territories Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory As COVID Cases Fall Nationally

Another 13 states could be pulled from the list last week as COVID-19 cases fall throughout the United States.

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Mask Mandates End In Chicago And Illinois As COVID Cases Drop

Masks are still required in some places, like on public transportation, at Chicago public schools and in parts of nursing homes.

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Cook County At Lowest Level Of COVID-19 Risk In CDC’s New Guidelines

The designation of Cook County being in the low level comes as Illinois and Chicago prepare to lift their respective mask mandates.

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Half Of Chicago Kids 5-11 Have Gotten At Least 1 Dose Of COVID Vaccine

There are an estimated 210,448 kids ages 5-11 in Chicago, officials previously said.

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In Chicago Public Schools, More Principals And Teachers Are Leaving

In the first seven months of this fiscal year, which began in July, the pace of turnover picked up among all employee groups. Teacher retirement and resignations jumped roughly 85 percent.

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Many Music Venues, Theaters Will Still Require Vaccinations After City Drops Mandate — But Masks Could Become Optional

The city is ending its mask and vaccine mandates for businesses. Performance venues are deciding what rules they'll keep as they try to woo back customers while prioritizing safety.

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Maryland Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

The change marks the first time in 2022 the entire United States won't be on the list.

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FBI Raids Another Chicago COVID Testing Company — Which Has Gotten $77 Million From The Feds

LabElite is "fully cooperating" as federal agents raid its Northwest Side office, a spokeswoman said. Customers told Block Club they had numerous issues with the lab and the pop-ups it's partnered with.

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Chicago’s Mask, Vaccine Card Mandates Will End Feb. 28

The city is ending its mandates early to line up with Illinois' end to its statewide mask requirement.

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CPS Keeps Its Mask Mandate In Place As Battle Over State’s Rule Continues

"These safety measures are what have allowed us to provide our students with the in-person learning environment they need throughout this school year," CPS said Friday.

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Chicago’s Top Doc ‘Really Optimistic’ About Chicago’s Progress On COVID

Chicago's mask mandate may be ended early to line up with the state, which plans to end its mandate Feb. 28.

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Chicago Hits Milestone As COVID Cases Continue Fall After Omicron Surge

For the first time in months, Chicago is seeing an average of fewer than 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases per day.

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