COVID-19

Marian Catholic High students, staff use health screening process

September 15, 2020 - 17:02
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Students and staff at Marian Catholic High School have begun using the VOLO app as another layer of caution against the COVID-19 virus.

Students started the fall semester Aug. 24. The high school is on a hybrid model with students rotating days of attendance. In addition, some students selected a remote learning schedule.

Those at the Chicago Heights campus initially were asked a series of questions at the front door and had a temperature check.

Coping with COVID: Cook County reaches warning level, state tops 8,000 deaths

August 31, 2020 - 10:13
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Cook County is now among 30 counties that have reached the warning level because COVID-19 metrics are nearing the threshold that could trigger renewed restrictions. The state reached a grim milestone recently, passing 8,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Local case numbers continue modest increase but no additional deaths recorded. A better milestone: The state tops 4 million COVID-19 tests administered.

State health officials urge residents to continue getting tested in spite of CDC guidelines change

August 30, 2020 - 19:22
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Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent announcement on changes regarding COVID-19 testing protocols, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding all Illinois residents of the importance of getting tested, including after close contact with someone who has tested positive.  

The closest testing site is at South Suburban College in South Holland.

No more indoor service at bars and restaurants in neighboring counties as new COVID-19 mitigation steps start Aug. 26

August 25, 2020 - 13:51
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About two months after bars and restaurants reopened for indoor service, establishments in Will and Kankakee counties will have to close the doors again, returning to takeout service until the region's infection rates recede.

Coping with COVID: No additional COVID-19 deaths in H-F, infections continue modest increase

August 23, 2020 - 21:47
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H-F case rates remain lower than most neighboring communities. State sets new record for daily testing. Region 10 continues to be stable, though the infection rate is higher than Chicago's. The state announces 20 counties, not including Cook, are at the "warning" level because of increasing infection rates.

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