The state of Illinois reported that 30% of its adult population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on a day when mask guidelines received a major update.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has paused distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following recommendations from the FDA and Centers for Disease.
CDC guidance contains activity recommendations for fully vaccinated people in private settings and includes:
The CDC says that anyone who is fully vaccinated should continue to take these precautions when in public, when visiting with unvaccinated peo…
Gatherings of multiple households, unmasked visits with friends and loved ones, grandparents being able to hug their grandchildren again — all of that should be avoided until 70% to 80% of the population has been vaccinated, and if COVID rates remain low, said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.
A committee is recommending that the restaurants and bars in Macon County be allowed to provide indoor service, with precautions in place, despite any restrictions that may be imposed by the state.
The top virus expert also doesn't expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. See 9 maps and charts that show the spread, plus guides to protect yourself.
Entertainers are looking for bookings, so add them to your party, Nwosu suggests. Musicians, magicians, comedians and others can often do remote shows. Get recommendations from your team, reach out to some of your favorites or look at a provider such as Song Division, which has trained musicians and facilitators to help organize your party.
From baubles that pretty up the space to devices that keep you on your already productive toes, these gifts can make your WFH area less work, more play.
As virus cases skyrocket in several parts of the country, here's a refresher on the basics for preventing the spread COVID-19.
We're going on month nine of the pandemic in the United States. With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases across the country, now is not an idea…
Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton talks about the city's approach to COVID rules and enforcement.
He officially returned to in-person campaigning last week, but it is highly doubtful the Democratic nominee will ever get back to the kind of activity we're used to seeing from presidential candidates in an election's closing weeks. After appearing in Pennsylvania on Monday, he'll campaign in Michigan on Wednesday and return to Pennsylvania on Friday to commemorate the 9/11 attacks.
Practicing good hand hygiene isn’t fancy or novel, but it works, says Starnbach. Washing with simple soap and water, and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available, can help keep you from transporting germs from an infected surface to your eyes, nose, or mouth.
The White House coronavirus task force gave increasingly urgent recommendations to states about masks over the summer, only to have them mostly ignored by six states, their weekly reports show.
Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton in a video update on COVID-19 urged businesses to follow social distancing and mask recommendations.
Across Central Illinois in recent days, education officials have announced their plans for the return of school next month — even as state and…
With your lips and cheeks hidden, the focus is all on the eyes this season. But even if half of your face is covered, there’s still lots to wo…
All across the country, schools were working hard to figure out how to have a safe and productive school year in the midst of a pandemic.
Moultrie County officials announced the 19th positive case of COVID-19.
As states grapple with how to safely start the upcoming school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for students to be physically present in classrooms rather than continue in remote learning for the sake of their well-being.