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Chicago's Updated COVID 19 quarantine state travel order update

Chicago health officials updated the city's coronavirus travel order Tuesday to include 46 states and Puerto Rico requiring a 14-day quarantine or pre-arrival negative test.The emergency travel order requiring a 14-day quarantine for travelers from certain locations was issued in July in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Last month, the city changed the way it reports states being added to its travel order, categorizing states in a color-coded map to determine which requirements are in effect for travelers, from the original requirement of a 14-day quarantine to a negative test result depending on the severity of the state's outbreak.Two weeks ago, the order was updated to include 46 states and Puerto Rico.As of Tuesday, 19...

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COVID 19 Restrictions will stay in place in Chicago, Just as COVID 19 Vaccine is nearing

Despite recent dips in COVID-19 cases statewide, Gov. JB Pritzker said the statewide virus restrictions currently in place won’t be rolled back for at least a few weeks, on the advice of the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as state officials monitor the situation to make sure there isn’t a post-Thanksgiving surge.Nearly two weeks ago, Pritzker announced new “Tier 3” regional mitigation efforts for every region of the state, including tighter limits for retailers; and requiring museums, theaters, and casinos to close; and lower capacity limits for public gatherings.While those restrictions can be lifted on a regional basis if certain areas of the state see drops in positivity rate and hospitalizations, and meet a minimum hospital capacity...

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COVID 19 Vaccine to be administered in Chicago, IL soon !

With two drug companies asking the FDA for emergency approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, Chicago’s top doctor said it could be available in the city later this month.Doctor Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health said the first doses, which will mostly likely go to healthcare workers in the city, will be given very soon. “I want you to know that we are ready to accept whatever amount of vaccine we receive. We have plans that will start with all 37 Chicago hospitals, receiving vaccine for healthcare workers, not yet for patients,” Arwady said. “And we have planned for all 128 long term care facilities in Chicago, that would include both skilled nursing facilities and assisted living...

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Support Small Business ! Order thanksgiving dinner to go in Chicago, IL during covid-19 second wave !

Thanksgiving Day dinner plans look a little different for many of us this year maid the coronavirus pandemic.You might be limiting your usual big family gathering to a smaller meal with immediate family (and struggling to scale down your stuffing recipe that makes 20 servings), or your high-risk loved ones could be sitting this one out — which means their signature dishes will be absent from your dinner table, too.Luckily, many Chicago-area restaurants are offering holiday meals that can picked up or delivered for the holiday, so you can enjoy your favorite dishes even if your family gathering this year is being hosted by Zoom instead of Grandma. Here’s a look at some of the offerings:Himmel’s Chicago (2251 W. Lawrence...

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Support a local restaurant this Thanksgiving 2020 during Covid-19 second wave in Chicago, IL

As a video depicts chef Grant Achatz behind a kitchen counter explaining to diners how to prepare a turkey — part of Alinea’s $325 Thanksgiving meal for four — Chicagoans are reminded again how the 2020 holiday season will be different. If the chef of a three-Michelin-starred restaurant is channeling the Butterball hotline, conditions are unique. And with COVID-19 increasing, health experts continue to warn against large gatherings and what typically is America’s most food-centric holiday will be smaller and more isolated. Folks are learning to say “no” to their families to avoid riskier gatherings. In Chicago, restaurants owners like Alex Argirov of Ascione Bistro in Hyde Park are getting multiple orders from customers who intend to gather around screens...

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