Mask mandate for H-F students, staff, guests (free content)

August 01, 2021 - 21:32

Superintendent Von Mansfield told Homewood-Flossmoor High School board members that for the safety of all persons on H-F premises masks will be required this school year.

School opens Thursday, Aug. 12, for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. All students will report on Friday, Aug. 13. Under state guidelines, there is not a hybrid option for remote learning this year. All students will be at school, unless they are medically unable to do so.

Coping with COVID: April 27

April 27, 2020 - 21:26

Rates matter. At the daily COVID-19 briefing, Gov. J.B. Pritzker addressed the assumption by some that downstate counties are at less risk from the virus that urban centers because there are fewer cases in rural areas. He said a more important metric is the rate of infection, which show the proportion of the population affected, and he noted that of the five counties with the highest rates, two are downstate.

Cook County distributes masks, gloves to area first responders

March 22, 2020 - 15:31

As area first responders experience a shortage of potentially life-saving coronavirus supplies, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the immediate distribution by Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) of more than 33,600 N95 masks and an additional 38,800 gloves and gowns for the use of regional first responders.

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