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The Best Mask for Omicron According to Expert

The Best Mask for Omicron According to Expert

Masks are a crucial part of the defense against COVID-19 and its many variants. One Chicago doctor discusses their recommendation for the best mask for people to use against Omicron. With the surge of Omicron cases, many health experts advise people to get booster shots to help curb the new variant. While people decide on […]

Omicron Surge Prompts Possible Vaccination Mandates for Domestic Travel

Omicron Surge Prompts Possible Vaccination Mandates for Domestic Travel

A surge in COVID-19 Omicron variant cases has caused thousands of flights to be canceled, prompting Democratic lawmakers to push for Biden to place possible mandates on domestic travel. On Monday, more than 2,800 flights were canceled, with more than 6,000 flights being canceled on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after Christmas. Nearly 11,000 […]

CDC Changes COVID-19 Isolation Rules for Health Care Workers

CDC Changes COVID-19 Isolation Rules for Health Care Workers

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reduced the isolation time for health care workers who contract or were exposed to COVID-19. Hospitals have been bracing for the winter surge, and as a result, have already reduced isolation time for their staff. This move comes as the White House has been criticized about staffing […]

COVID Vaccination Proof and ID Required in Chicago’s Public Indoor Spaces

COVID Vaccination Proof and ID Required in Chicago’s Public Indoor Spaces

The City of Chicago is instituting new rules to help control the spread of COVID-19. Everyone age five and older will be expected to prove they are fully vaccinated against the virus and those 16 and older must present identification before entering public indoor places effective Jan. 3, 2022. Mayor Lori Lightfoot explained that although […]

Mayor Urges Everyone Be Vaccinated as First Omicron Case Found in Chicago

Mayor Urges Everyone Be Vaccinated as First Omicron Case Found in Chicago

As city leaders urged Chicagoans to prepare for the coronavirus variant, the first Omicron case was detected in the state. The case was identified in a Chicago resident who came in contact with a person who had traveled to the city; that person tested positive for the variant in another state. The Chicagoan was fully […]

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