coronavirus

CDC urges Americans to wear masks indoors when not at home

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending universal mask wearing at all times outside one’s home including indoors. Read the full story now.
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Fauci warns ‘full brunt’ of post-Thanksgiving COVID spike will come in 2 to 3 weeks

As the number of coronavirus cases continue to reach unprecedented levels, the full effects from the expected surge from the Thanksgiving holiday still haven’t been felt. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Southwest Airlines warns nearly 7,000 employees of impending layoffs

Southwest Airlines has informed the U.S. Department of Labor it could furlough 6,828 employees in March and April, the company said in a statement.
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Superintendent wants teachers prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

Superintendent William Hite said he’s joining superintendents from other big-city districts to recommend that teachers be among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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U.S. plans to distribute COVID vaccines to 100 million people by end of February

The United States is aiming to distribute coronavirus vaccines to 100 million Americans by the end of February. The ambitious announcement based on expected numbers of vaccines to be available from both Pfizer and Moderna.
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Christmas trees are really hot this year: 'People want an old-fashioned Christmas'

Christmas tree outlets are seeing brisk sales, possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson talks with retailers.
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Couple uses deposit from canceled wedding to feed 200 people on Thanksgiving

An Illinois couple canceled their big wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic and used their catering deposit to feed the needy. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Did hotel host 'super spreader' wedding party? County investigates

A Hilton hotel in Prospect Heights has caught the attention of Cook County Public Health officials after it was reported there were nearly 300 people at a wedding party there.
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Carnival Cruise cancels more cruises due to ongoing pandemic

Carnival Cruise Line announces it is canceling more sailings due to the pandemic. The cruise line says itineraries from Port Canaveral, Galveston, and Miami scheduled for February are now canceled.
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Everyone who gets a COVID vaccine will be issued a vaccination card, health officials say

Americans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be getting a “vaccination card” to keep as evidence of their shots, health officials say. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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