Over the past week, the U.S. averaged about 43,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, up 24 percent from the average two weeks ago. CBS News’ Lilia Luciano reports.
COVID-19 Cases On Rise In Numerous StatesOver the past week, the U.S. averaged about 43,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, up 24 percent from the average two weeks ago. CBS News’ Lilia Luciano reports.
Promise For Plastic Made From PeasMicroplastics are a big polluter of oceans and waterways, and single-use plastic items are a significant factor. CBS News’ Ian Lee shows us a possible breakthrough solution made from a tiny green vegetable.
U.S. Reaches 6.8 Million COVID-19 CasesStates that suffered the most are recovering, but infections are still rising in others. CBS News’ Tom Hanson reports.
How Service Dogs, Trainers Are Adjusting To Social DistancingSocial distancing is especially difficult for the blind and visually impaired. CBS News’ Michael George shows us how service dogs and trainers are approaching.
UW-Madison Going To Remote Learning For Two WeeksThe university is also quarantining two dorms after a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Change Proposed To Rules About Blood Donations From Gay MenMembers of the LGBTQ community are applauding a new push in Congress to change the rules about blood donation from gay men.
Trial For Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Put On HoldThe Phase III trial vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and being tested in Chicago, among other places, is being paused after someone had a serious side effect.
All Bradley University Students Placed Under 2-Week QuarantineBradley University in Peoria has issued an all-student quarantine for the next two weeks.
AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Study Over Safety ConcernsA potential COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca was one of two being tested in Chicago, but now, the company has put a temporary hold on its large-scale Phase III trial.
UIC Nurses Say They Have Felt Disrespected During Pandemic, Plan To StrikeNurses on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic were demanding changes Monday night, or else they said they would walk off the job.
Worries Mount About Labor Day Weekend COVID-19 SurgeMeanwhile, the World Health Organization announced a widespread coronavirus vaccine is not expected until the middle of next year. CBS News’ Michael George reports.
Five ZIP Codes In Will County See Big Increases In COVID-19 NumbersWeekend plans for restaurants and bars will look drastically different in Will County, with only outdoor eating allowed after a surge in cases. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov has a breakdown of some specific ZIP codes with major increases.
Illinois Surpasses 220,000 Coronavirus CasesA total of 1,893 new COVID-19 cases were announced Sunday.
Teachers Demand Switch To Remote Learning At Chicago Archdiocese SchoolsSome Chicago Catholic school teachers are demanding an end to in-school learning, at least near-term.
Why Are Some Playgrounds Packed During PandemicPlaygrounds in Chicago are still closed due to the pandemic, so why are jungle gyms hosting large groups of kids and adults night after night? CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Notre Dame Halts In-Person Classes Due To COVID-19 SpikeThere were 67 cases on campus on Sunday, and 147 a day later.
60629 ZIP Code Sees Dramatic COVID-19 Positivity SpikeAn alarming jump in the coronavirus positivity rate has been seen in one specific Chicago ZIP code. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Notre Dame Halts In-Person Learning Due To COVID-19The campus has seen a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 Outbreak Shutters Chicago Fire Academy; Union ConcernedAll training has been put on hold for Chicago Fire Department recruits, after a COVID-19 outbreak shut down the Quinn Fire Academy. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Medical Experts Join Gov. Pritzker To Emphasize Need For MasksGov. JB Pritzker and the experts said masks are necessary to curb the coronavirus pandemic, and politics should not be an issue.
IL Secretary Of State's Employees Say Some Staffers Were Transferred After COVID-19 Case At Chicago SouthThe Illinois Secretary of State's office said they traced the contacts of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Chicago South facility and decided they can keep half of the building open safely, while the driver's services employees quarantine. But that's not happening. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Loyola Dorms To Be Closed This FallThe university has taken the action as a precaution against COVID-19.
Chicago Public Schools Students Won't Be Back In Classrooms This FallMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson announced the decision Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports on how a school year starting with remote learning will look.
Only Half Of Building Closed After IL Secretary Of State's Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19Illinois Secretary of State’s office employees said they walked off the job Tuesday after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.