Coping with COVID: Fall surge arrives as cases spike locally, statewide just in time for flu season

October 22, 2020 - 15:49
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COVID-19 cases in Homewood and Flossmoor have quickly returned to rates nearly as high as the spring peak of the virus in mid-May. The trend is statewide, with all regions seeing increases in cases and hospitalizations, and four regions have been ordered to implement additional mitigation measures. State officials continue to strongly urge residents to get flu shots to help fend off a dangerous concurrence of flu and COVID-19.

Parents ask District 153 to return more students to classrooms

October 21, 2020 - 22:29
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Two parents spoke at the Homewood School District 153 board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to express their concerns about the effect remote learning is having on their daughter and ask the board to consider speeding up the return of students to the classroom.

Bonnie and Tony Fanelli said they wanted to make sure the board was aware of how much some students are struggling to adapt to online-only classes.

State health officials post COVID-19 holiday safety tips

October 21, 2020 - 22:03
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As Illinoisans prepare to spend the holidays with family and friends, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering recommendations on how to celebrate safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time when social distancing and limiting the number of people at gatherings is important, special considerations should be taken.

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