According to the latest information on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) website, the city's COVID-19 risk level is now at medium level.
In a news release, the Chicago Department of Public Health explained Cook County is just above the threshold to be considered at a "medium" community level, with the increase reflecting the burden felt by area hospitals, according to NBC Chicago.
Along with an uptick in COVID metrics, both Chicago and the U.S. as a whole are seeing a surge in respiratory viruses, such as influenza and RSV. And with more large gatherings expected to take place through the holidays, CDPH is advising everyone to get an updated COVID-19 booster and flu shot as soon as possible.
In Chicago, people don't even have to leave their homes to get vaccinated. Through the Protect Chicago at Home program, COVID and flu vaccines will be brought to any resident's home and administered at no cost. Up to 10 people can be vaccinated in a single appointment, according to CDPH.