Mayor Lori Lightfoot was with Scott Wednesday, but said she will not be quarantining By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Alderman Michael Scott Jr. of Chicago's 24th Ward has tested positive for COVID-19 and appeared at a press conference this week with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Mayor Lightfoot appeared with Alderman Scott on Wednesday....
By Isi Frank Ativie The Cook County government has made moderate and slow progress, recommencing the mandated orders to reopen all circuit court operational buildings on Monday. This demand includes courthouses in Chicagoland suburban areas such as Skokie, Markham, Bridgeview, Rolling Meadows, and Maywood. On March 17, the Illinois Supreme Court...
COVID-19 fatalities highest than any Chicago neighborhood, Black or white By Erick Johnson Sixty seven people in South Shore have died from COVID-19, more than in any neighborhood in Chicago’s 77 communities, according to a Crusader analysis of the latest data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Of the 67...
A Texas medical professional created a new standard for PPE By Blue Telusma, The Grio N-95 model face masks have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to a Black chief executive nurse at the University of Texas Health System, a new and even more efficient model is...
Chicago ER doctor offers insight into what you can do to remain vigilant The fight against the coronavirus entered Phase 3 this week in Chicago, but civil unrest threatened to push that date back indefinitely. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now urging those who participated in protests throughout the city...
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By Craig Wall, ABC7 News The City of Chicago launched a city-wide effort to recruit and hire contact tracers with about 500 jobs available. The hiring is being done through 31 different community based organizations through a $56 million grant from the federal government. The idea is to create jobs that benefit...
Free cloth face masks to be provided to all Illinois students, teachers, staff By Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Cate Cauguiran and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Governor JB Pritzker laid out the guidelines for how schools will be able to reopen this fall as part of his Phase 4 recovery plan...
Convalescent plasma collections underway in South Bend The South Bend Medical Foundation began collecting convalescent plasma donations April 17, to help COVID-19 treatment efforts. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an emergency Investigational New Drug Application (IND) process to allow individual physicians to treat patients with serious COVID-19...
By Sarah Krueger & Rick Smith, WRALTechwire Health diagnostics giant LabCorp will begin selling an at-home test for the COVID-19 virus after receiving emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called Pixel, the test will cost $119 and will include collection of specimens via nasal swabs. The test is being...