Indiana Schools Can Stop Masking, Reporting COVID Cases Soon
Indiana schools and child care programs will no longer have to conduct contact tracing or report COVID-19 cases to the state Department of Health as of next Wednesday, state officials announced Thursday.
Southern Indiana County Reverses Course on COVID-19 Memorial Amid Opposition
A southern Indiana county has dropped plans for a COVID-19 memorial on the courthouse lawn after county leaders say they heard opposition to the project.
Chicago to End Indoor COVID Vaccine, Mask Mandates Later This Month If Metrics Allow
The city of Chicago plans to end both its indoor mask mandate and its proof-of-vaccination mandate by the end of the month, in line with Illinois’ timeline to drop the statewide indoor mask mandate, if coronavirus metrics allow for it to happen, the mayor’s spokesman told NBC Chicago.
Northwest Indiana Struggling With Surging COVID Cases, Hospitalizations
In northwest Indiana, emergency rooms are seeing surges in COVID patients, and doctors are asking residents to take precautions to help stem the tide of new cases and illnesses. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup has more.
‘It's Ramping Up': Indiana ER Doctor Warns of Increase in COVID Hospitalizations
An emergency room doctor issued a warning about the number of people being admitted for COVID-19 statewide in Indiana. NBC 5’s Vi Nguyen shares the story.
COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Resume Spikes in Illinois and Indiana After Holiday Lull
After a brief downturn in case numbers during the Thanksgiving holiday, the number of COVID cases in the state of Illinois is once again on an upward trend, continuing a surge that began in late October.
Chicago Scientists Examining Hundreds of Samples For Omicron Variant
Scientists across Chicago are working day and night to determine if the latest COVID-19 variant has hit our area. NBC 5’s Chris Hush goes inside a laboratory where hundreds of samples are being examined for the omicron variant.
Indiana Sees 50% Increase in COVID Cases in Last 3 Weeks
As colder weather sets in, the state of Indiana is seeing increases in its number of new COVID cases, with those case numbers increasing by more than 50% in the last three weeks.
Suburban Cook County to Allow All Adults to Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots
Cook County health officials announced Monday that all adults will be allowed to receive COVID-19 booster shots as the county prepares to step up its fight against the global pandemic, despite federal guidelines that recommend limiting eligibility to certain groups.