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COVID-19 safeguards among new Illinois State Fair features

[ad_1] SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Among several new features at this year’s Illinois State Fair will be an unwelcome one: COVID-19. As face mask and vaccination resistance simmer, the more transmissible delta virus variant spreads and there’s a marked increase in cases of COVID-19, which forced cancellation of last year’s …

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IDPH expands COVID-19 testing to all public schools | Coronavirus

[ad_1]  The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that it will expand its COVID-19 testing to cover all public schools in the state. “In-person learning is a priority and we want to make sure students, teachers, and staff are able to return to the classroom as safely as possible,” IDPH …

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Summer camps hit with COVID outbreaks — are schools next?

[ad_1] The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and Kansas, in what some fear could be a preview of the upcoming school year. In some cases the outbreaks have spread from the camp …

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Illinois Records Fewest New COVID Cases Since March 2020 – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] Illinois public health officials on Monday reported the lowest daily cases of coronavirus since March 2020. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 165 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 9 additional deaths. The preliminary test positivity rate from June 7-13 is 1.1%. The state has seen …

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Five U.S. states had coronavirus infections even before first reported cases, study says

[ad_1] 3D art based in microscope images of the corona virus from the 2020 outbreak in Wuhan, China. Joao Paulo Burini | Getty Images At least seven people in five U.S. states were infected with the novel coronavirus weeks before the states reported their first cases, a large new government …

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IDPH to make COVID-19 tests available to elementary schools | Coronavirus

[ad_1] Elementary school students could soon be taking another kind of test at school. Students will soon be eligible for COVID-19 testing, joining middle schools and high schools throughout the state in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. The Illinois Department of Public Health is using funds …

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