While health officials in Chicago aren’t willing to call a current rise in coronavirus cases a “surge,” they are remaining vigilant and expressing concern that the city could be heading in that direction if residents don’t take the chance of a dramatic rise in cases seriously. Dr. Jennifer Seo, chief medical director of the Chicago Department of Public Health,...
President Joe Biden on Monday urged states that had lifted the mask mandate to reinstate it as COVID-19 cases rise in parts of the country. “I’m reiterating my call for every governor, mayor and local leader to maintain and reinstate the mask mandate,” Biden said. “Please, this is not politics.”