With COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
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Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Howard Brown Health Will Not Be At Pride Parade Because Of COVID SurgeRising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern IllinoisNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Some Fans Are Unloading Lollapalooza Tickets Due To Worries About COVID-19Fans scooped up tickets for Lollapalooza as soon as they went on sale – but on Tuesday night, 48 hours away from the opening act – some have chosen not to go. And as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports, concerns over the coronavirus and specifically the Delta variant may be to blame.
Chicago Expanding At-Home Vaccination ProgramWith COVID cases on the rise again in Chicago, and more than 48% of the city’s population still not fully vaccinated, the Chicago Department of Public Health is expanding its at-home vaccination program, and offering financial incentives for people to sign up.
Some Immunocompromised People Are Getting Third Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineWith the Delta variant spread, there is renewed talk of a future booster shot to fight COVID-19. But CBS 2's Marie Saavedra found that some of those patients are already getting third doses of vaccine now.
COVID-19 Vaccinations At Illinois Nursing Homes -- Who's Keeping Track?We first told you about Alan Matthews – a longtime resident of the Landmark Nursing Home in Richton Park – two weeks ago. His cousin came to us after finding out he was months overdue for his second COVID-19 vaccine dose. And CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found Matthews is likely not the only one – because no one is really keeping track.
Could A Vaccine Requirement Be Coming For Chicago City Workers?New York City on Monday announced that all municipal workers must either get a COVID-19 vaccine or a weekly test. Could the same rule be coming to Chicago? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Suburban DuPage, Will Counties Highlighted As COVID Hot ZonesTwo counties in the greater Chicago area have been highlighted as hot zones for the coronavirus as cases rise again. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Could Vaccines Or COVID Tests Become Mandatory For Chicago City Employees?Get vaccinated or get tested every week – it is the new mandate in New York City, where city workers have until September to get on board. The State of California has announced the same thing. So with cases on the rise in Chicago, could we see such a rule as well? CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Frustrated By Summer COVID Surge In U.S.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 163 million people in the U.S. are vaccinated against the coronavirus – a total of 49 percent of Americans. But as CBS News’ Tom Hanson reports, millions who remain unvaccinated may soon feel the brunt of the pandemic’s latest surge.
CPS Students Will Be Required To Wear Masks When School ResumesThe Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that it will be requiring masks indoors for everyone when the 2021-22 school year begins on Aug. 30.
Face Masks Will Be Mandatory In Chicago Public Schools For New School YearThe Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that it will be requiring masks indoors for everyone when the 2021-22 school year begins on Aug. 30.
Parents Sound Off Over School Mask Rules In BarringtonIt is a debate happening at almost every school district in the state and around the country - what to do when it comes to masking this fall. On Wednesday night, there was no shortage of fireworks in Barrington when the issue came up. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Big Cheers For Workers At Closing Of Forest Park Mass Vaccination SiteWorkers left the Forest Park COVID-19 vaccination site Wednesday, with some well-deserved applause from all the health care workers and National Guard members as they left the site.
Suburban Man Fights To Secure Potential Life-Extending Treatments For ALSBrian Wallach has a wife and kids at home – and he is fighting desperately to get potentially life-extending treatments to ALS patients like himself. And as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports, time is of the essence.
New Guidance Fuels More Debate About Masks In SchoolsSchool is still weeks away, but as we speak school boards are debating the big decision in front of them - will students wear masks, or not? CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Mask Requirements Return In Los Angeles County As Delta Variant Of COVID-19 SpreadsMasks are now required regardless of vaccination status in L.A. county as coronavirus cases are again rising in every state. CBS News' Lilia Luciano reports.
Some Mask Mandates Return In U.S. As COVID-19 Cases Rise In All 50 StatesThe number of American adults who are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 still has not reached President Joe Biden's July 4th target of 70 percent. CBS News' Natalie Brand reports.
Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Events Held At Maxwell Street Market And In EnglewoodCity health officials are trying to make COVID vaccines more accessible for those who have not yet received shots.
Mask Mandate Returns In L.A. County Amid COVID Delta Variant SurgeLarge parts of California are returning to indoor mask rules and advisories with COVID-19 cases now on the rise in all 50 states. As CBS News’ Michael George reports, the increase is fueled largely by the highly-contagious Delta variant.
Volunteers Provide COVID Vaccine Information At Back Of The Yards Farmers MarketInformation about COVID-19 vaccines was made available in Back of the Yards Sunday alongside fresh produce and handmade candles.
City Of Chicago Begins Hyperlocal COVID-19 Vaccine EventsAs the Delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads, efforts to get more Chicagoans vaccinated have been stepped up. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Teen Brothers From Indiana Fighting 3-Month Battle Against COVID-19One is still too sick to talk, and the other is now urging everyone to keep doing whatever possible to stop the spread of the virus. He shared their story with Morning Insider Tim McNicholas.