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Cook County issues indoor mask requirement effective Aug. 23 (free content)

August 23, 2021 - 22:37
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The Cook County Department of Public Health today announced on Aug. 20 that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors, beginning on Monday, Aug. 23. 

The order requires that all people above age 2 who can medically tolerate a mask to wear one in multi-unit residential buildings and public places, such as restaurants, movie theaters, retail establishments, fitness clubs, and on public transportation.

Cook County faces 'dramatic' COVID-19 financial impact

June 27, 2020 - 17:54
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On Friday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary forecast for the county’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, showing a projected gap of approximately $280 million for the rest of this fiscal year and $410 million the following year as the widespread financial impacts of COVID-19 are touching nearly all aspect of the county and Health Systems operations.

Cook County launches text system and hotline to provide COVID-19 updates

March 19, 2020 - 11:06
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced on Thursday the launch of a new emergency text alert system, hotline number and email address to keep the public informed with accurate information regarding COVID-19 pandemic.

“AlertCook,” the new Cook County public health and safety messaging service, offers subscribers a direct line of communication to receive updates from Cook County Government related to public health alerts and emergency management.

Preckwinkle issues executive orders related to COVID-19 limiting official meetings and staff travel

March 14, 2020 - 21:47
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Citing "an abundance of caution," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued two executive orders on Thursday, March 12, related to the current covid-19 virus pandemic and county operations.

The orders affect committee and subcommittee meetings by the Board of Commissioners and most, if not all, official travel by county employees.

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