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Chicago, IL Cook County Travel Guidance Quarantine List

Hi Chicago, IL folks ! We know that these times travel must be taken cautiously and there are updates for those who may need to travel or know someone who will.  The Cook County Department of Public Health's emergency travel guidance now directs travelers from 22 states to quarantine for 14 days.The guidance mirrors Chicago's travel order, which also requires anyone visiting or returning to the city from one of 22 states to self-quarantine for two weeks.Cook County, which includes several suburbs surrounding Chicago, will follow the same list of states as the one taking effect in the city Friday. The county's list, updated every Tuesday, included four more states this week: Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri.FloridaLouisianaMississippiArizonaAlabamaGeorgiaTennesseeNevadaSouth CarolinaOklahomaTexasIdahoArkansasCaliforniaMissouriNorth CarolinaUtahWisconsinNorth...

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Chicago Community- Covid restrictions in Chicago, IL are being implemented again.

Hi beloved chicago community! As we all well know, we have been having ongoing cases of coronavirus in chicago since back in march. The cases had been very high, and just recently, we reached a lower point in these cases. But unfortunately, some people seem to be taking these things lightly and not being the cautious, responsible individuals we need to be in order to stop the spread of this disease. Henceforth, we are now seeing a slow but steady up climb in new coronavirus cases in chicago, il. Mayor lori lightfoot had warned that if things did not get better and people continued to be non compliant, new restrictions would be imposed in the city. I feel terrible for...

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Stay Safe. More Covid 19 testing sites now open in Chicago.

Courtesy of Block Club Chicago Another round of pop-up coronavirus testing sites is coming to Rogers Park.Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) has partnered with Howard Brown Health and Heartland Health to offer three community testing events in Rogers Park. The tests are free and open to the public.The first testing event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday in the 7600 block of North Paulina Avenue. Walk-ups are welcome, and prior authorization is not needed and a car is not needed, according to the 49th Ward office.The second event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Byline Bank, 6945 N. Clark St. It is a walk-up event that requires pre-authorization.To get authorized, call Heartland Health at 773-234-1605. The health center will...

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is there any news on a second stimulus check ? ( our community needs to know )

When the first stimulus check passed in March, it provided up to $1,200 in coronavirus relief payments per person. How much money a second stimulus check could contain is still up in the air, as US jobs continue to disappear for 16 straight weeks, taking a toll on the economy. Now, Washington lawmakers are growing closer to hammering out details for an additional stimulus bill to help American individuals and families.Much of the debate so far has often centered on the question of if a new stimulus payment will happen in 2020, but there has been less public-facing discussion about how much money might be in the second stimulus check. The size of a new stimulus payment will depend in...

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How coronavirus is changing our world ( a small business perspective )

It is no news that coronavirus has impacted Chicago and our society as a whole greatly. With many changes that took place, we are merely feeling the consequences of the shutdown, of the panic, of the fear and of the impact it has had on us as a nation. While we are luckily still in business, we know that many other small businesses have not been as lucky and we feel a deep sense of empathy for them. We know well the struggles that come  from being a small business in chicago, and how certain factors can make or break a business. Coronavirus hit, and with that, it wiped out businesses that have been barely hanging on. People are unemployed,...

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