Despite changes to school year, vaccinations still important says IDPH

August is National Immunization Awareness Month information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 5, 2020) – Although school will look different this year because of COVID-19—whether it’s remote learning, classroom learning, or a hybrid—kids should still receive their routine vaccinations. Vaccines help protect children from diseases like chickenpox and pertussis, … Read more

Gov. Pritzker launches mask awareness campaign: ‘It Only Works If You Wear It’

It only works if you wear it

Public health campaign uses real-time data to allocate resources to communities with greatest risk; Illinois mask mandate went into effect May 1 information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 4, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker launched a new $5 million awareness campaign to encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering … Read more

COVID-19 data and visuals published August 3, 2020

information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Indiana State Department of Health LANSING, Ill. (August 3, 2020) – The Lansing Journal partners with HiGeorge to gather and present COVID-19 data from a variety of sources each day. Lansing Illinois The chart above shows positivity … Read more