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.
Nursing Home Resident Gets Second COVID Vaccine Shot Months After First DoseA night after a Chicago woman told CBS 2 she was worried because her cousin, who is in a nursing home, never received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot – he now has it.
Family Frustrated That Loved One In Nursing Home Has Not Been Fully VaccinatedA Chicago woman said she is hitting a wall of silence when it comes to finding out why her cousin – in a nursing home – is waiting for her second COVID-19 vaccination dose. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Officials: No Evidence Of Air, Water Contamination Around Rockton Chemical PlantWe are learning more about the potential long-term effect of the massive chemical plant fire in Rockton, Illinois last month.
Some Suburban School Districts Want Gov. Pritzker To Let Them, Not The State, Handle COVID SafetyLate last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced updated guidelines for schools to reopen safely — unvaccinated teachers and students will need to continue masking up, while those who are vaccinated can go without. But a growing chorus of administrators and parents are calling on the state to leave the choice up to them. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Chicago Hospitals Grappling With Dangerous Blood Supply ShortageFor more than a year, the biggest worry at hospitals has been COVID-19. Now, a dangerously low blood supply is a new concern, and holiday weekend gun violence only made matters worse in Chicago. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Blood Banks In Chicago And Beyond Face Critical ShortageBlood banks across the city are feeling the impact of the nation's dangerously low blood supply – and after a violent holiday weekend, Chicago's demand for blood donations swelled even higher. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Counterpoint: The Vaccine DebateKimberley Egonmwan hosts a discussion on COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Dr. Rachel Rubin of the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Targeting Vaccine Hesitancy On South Side With Clinic At Concordia Place ApartmentsIt's a far South Side zip code with one of the lowest vaccinations rates in Cook County, and now the federal government and Rev. Jesse Jackson are trying to change that. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.