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US At ‘Pivotal Point’ In Pandemic As Delta Variant Rips Through Unvaccinated Communities

Local and national officials have warned multiple times this week the Delta variant is creating a new wave of COVID-19.

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Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated This Weekend In Bronzeville

As the number of Delta variant cases rise, South Side organizations are teaming up to get more residents vaccinated.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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Chicago Public Schools Will Require Masks When Classes Resume — But 3 Feet Of Distancing Not Guaranteed

The state school board has said masks can be optional for vaccinated students and teachers. But local district can set stricter rules.


Chicago Sees 291 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day As Delta Fuels A Spike — And As People ‘Forget About COVID,’ Top Doc Says

"Fifty out of 50 states are seeing increases like this. We remain broadly in control at this point," Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Delta Variant Will Make Up Majority Of Chicago’s COVID Cases By Next Month — But Vaccines Can Protect You, Officials Say

Delta is far more contagious than the original virus, increasing the risk a person will come into contact with and could get sick from COVID-19.


Chicago’s Travel Advisory Gets 3 More States Added As COVID Surges Nationally

The city's top doctor also urged Chicagoans who aren't fully vaccinated not to travel to places on the list, as they could be at risk.


Should Lollapalooza Go On As Cases Climb Again? Yes, Mayor Says — But Fans Should Get Vaccinated

The festival routinely attracts 100,000 people per day — and Chicago's outbreak is worsening. But officials said Lolla should go on.


Chicago Leaders ‘Sounding The Alarm’ As COVID Cases Climb: ‘We Can’t Allow It To Spread Further’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady are asking more Chicagoans to get vaccinated as another wave of COVID-19 appears to be forming.


As Delta Variant Cases Mount, Chicago Parents Worry CPS Will Reverse In-Person Reopening Plans

Interim CEO Jose Torres announced in June he’s set on a full-time in-person fall reopening, and the state has said districts should offer remote learning only in limited exceptions.


Getting Kids Vaccinated Should Be Part Of ‘Back To School’ List, Health Department Urges

To be fully protected against COVID-19 by the time CPS resumes, a student needs to get their first shot no later than July 26.


Chicago’s Vaccine Calendar Shows You How, When You Can Get Your Shots Against COVID-19

The city has a calendar that shows events, pop-ups and more where you can get vaccinated against coronavirus.


COVID Cases Rising Throughout US In People Who Haven’t Gotten Shots, With Feds Warning Of ‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’

About 97 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States aren't fully vaccinated. That mimics what's being seen in Chicago.


Evictions Can Start Back Up After Aug. 31 In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Community groups have said they fear thousands of people could face evictions as the moratorium ends.


Chicago’s COVID ‘Not Moving In The Direction We Would Like’ As Cases Rise — But There’s No Cause For Alarm, Top Doc Says

"The news here in Chicago continues to be relatively good from a COVID perspective," Dr. Allison Arwady said. Chicago's daily new cases and positivity rate have risen.


A Chicago Woman Had COVID Symptoms For A Year. Then She Got Vaccinated — And Is Recovering: ‘It Will Save Your Life’

Sotiria Tejeda, 22, said she finally has energy again and can even smell and taste after getting vaccinated. She has suffered from long COVID for more than a year.

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Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

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Surging COVID Means Chicago’s Travel Advisory Is Back With 2 States — And More Could Come If The Trend Continues

“The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and this only goes to show that the virus is still very much a threat and that we must all remain vigilant against it,” said Dr. Allison Arwady.


COVID Vaccines Available At 3 ‘L’ Stations Monday As Chicago Tries To Get Shots To More People

Chicago's daily new cases and positivity rate have slowly crept up, so officials are urging as many people as possible to get vaccinated.


CDC Has New Guidance For How Kids Should Return To Schools This Fall

Chicago Public Schools will see students return Aug. 30. The CDC is saying everyone who's unvaccinated should wear masks in schools.


Quick-Spreading Delta Variant Causes Concern, But Chicagoans Can Stay Protected By Getting Vaccinated, Top Doc Urges

"We are going to continue to see new variants," but people shouldn't be overly concerned as long as they take safety steps, the city's top doctor said.

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