Experts are again weighing questions that have arisen since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, another update is planned for the Chicago travel advice on Tuesday.
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Illinois Coronavirus Pandemic Today:
Chicago Travel Advisory Kit for Update
Chicago health officials are expected to announce changes to the city’s travel advisories on Tuesday.
The weekly updated notice was reduced to 47 states and three territories last week when Connecticut was removed from the city’s warning list, officials said.
The Chicago Department of Health said Connecticut saw the daily case rate drop below the threshold for participating in the travel warning and remain below that threshold for two weeks.
Connecticut, California, and Puerto Rico are the only places currently not on the city’s recommendation.
How long after exposure do COVID symptoms appear? That’s what doctors say
COVID positive people have reported fever, cough, shortness of breath, and many other symptoms associated with the virus.
But how long does it take for symptoms to appear when a person is exposed? And when is COVID most transmissible?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incubation period, the time from exposure to symptoms, is two to 14 days after initial exposure. Scientists warn, however, “the infectious time” for COVID-19 is not yet known with certainty.
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Firms cited by Chicago for non-compliance with the Chicago Mask Mandate
At least five companies were cited over the weekend for non-compliance with Chicago’s mask mandate, city officials said Tuesday.
The Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection said it conducted 87 investigations October 7-10, with 10 counts being issued in five companies for non-compliance with the city’s mask mandate. Each company received two subpoenas for violating health code requirements, officials said.
Chicago vaccination events Tuesday
The Chicago Department of Health offers vaccines every week at pop-ups and special events across the city. Here is a look at the events on Tuesday:
- CDPH Greater Lawn Immunization Clinic: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- CDPH Uptown Immunization Clinic: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- CPS Ariel Elementary School: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- CPS Back of the Yards High School: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- CPS King High School: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- GAGDC Food Stability Pop-Up: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
- CPS Tanner Primary School: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- 48. Parish Church: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- MC Donalds: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Chicago State University: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Moderna, J&J Booster Shots: What You Should Know As The FDA Panel Prepares For The Meeting
What does this mean for those who might be eligible soon, as additional booster vaccinations approach an important milestone this week?
The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of experts is expected to evaluate boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson later this week to see if they recommend them for an emergency.
Last month, the FDA approved booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for older Americans and other groups at increased susceptibility to COVID-19.
Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have filed applications for their booster of the emergency COVID vaccines.
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New owners revive the iconic Guthries Tavern in Seeblick
The pandemic decimated tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the country, including a popular tavern in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood.
The former Guthries Tavern owner announced in July that the pub on Addison Street and Lakewood will be permanently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
To the surprise of neighbors and long-time customers, the bar reopened on Friday with the same name and aesthetic under new ownership, along with a few upgrades.
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