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Cook County not mandating masks at suburban schools this fall

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Cook County Department of Public Health is “strongly recommending” that students and school staff in suburban Cook wear masks indoors if they’re unvaccinated but are stopping short of Chicago Public Schools’ requirement of masks for everyone. “We certainly would support any school district that would choose to...

COVID-19 update on July 22: Four new cases in Evanston, 1993 in the State

New Cases: The top chart shows that the weekly number of new cases per 100,000 people in Illinois is 50 for the week ending July 22, a 42% increase from the week ending July 15 and a 138% increase from the week ending July 8. The number of new cases per week in the State are now 117% higher than they were on June 10, the day before the State moved to Phase 5. The trend is up.
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In District 102 it’s wait and see on masks in schools

Masks were the hot topic at the LaGrange-Brookfield District 102 school board meeting on July 22 where elected officials, like others around the state, are considering whether to require kids to wear facemasks inside the buildings when the new school year begins next month. Thirteen people addressed the issue during...
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COVID-19 update: 18,720 more shots, 3 more deaths, 1,470 new cases

State health officials today reported 18,720 more COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered throughout Illinois. That brings the total number of doses administered by providers statewide to 13,056,857, according to Illinois Department of Public Health figures. Nearly 72% of the vaccine-eligible population of residents 12 and over have received at...

Cook County releases COVID-19 guidelines for suburban schools

CHICAGO - The Cook County Health Department has released its guidelines for suburban schools as the state continues to battle a surge in COVID-19 cases. Health officials are encouraging all students and staff to get vaccinated if they’re eligible. Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine if...