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|COVID: CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks indoors|
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under ...
|Mayor Lightfoot expands vaccine exemption with Bridge Phase May 14|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., and BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareño announced a full expansion of the Vaccine Exemption when Chicago enters the Bridge Phase of reopening tomorrow, ...
|Gov. Pritzker confirms Illinois will enter Bridge Phase of reopening May 14|
--From a press release - CHICAGO —Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14. The Bridge ...
|UK to ban conversion therapy|
Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government ...
|Biden administration restores anti-bias protections, groups comment|
--From a press release - The following statement is from Susan R. Bailey, M.D., President, American Medical Association "The Biden administration did the right thing by terminating a short-lived effort to allow discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation when seeking ...
|Gov. Pritzker plans vaccination of workers in commercial buildings as companies open|
--From a press release - Chicago To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work. ...
|Dance for Life to take place in person (and for free) Aug. 26|
Chicago Dancers United (CDU)which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance communityannounced that its primary annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, will take place live and in person Thursday ...
|HHS: Prohibition on sex discrimination includes sexual orientation, gender identity|
--From a press release - Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include: (1) ...
|COVID Illinois to partially relax restrictions May 14, may fully reopen June 11|
On May 6, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14. The Bridge Phase will allow for expanded capacity limits ...
|One-third of LGBTQ college students had housing disruption during COVID-19 pandemic|
--From a press release - A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the educational opportunities, financial ...
|COVID Report: Herd immunity unlikely to happen anytime soon|
Public health experts and scientists do not believe herd immunity is attainable in the near future because of proliferating COVID-19 variants and decreasing COVID-19 vaccination rates, according to a Politico item that cites a New York ...
|Pat Parker GCLS 2021 Trailblazer Award recipient|
--From a press release - Pat Parker, a poet, activist, and artist will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society's 2021 Trailblazer Award. Parker shaped the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights movements of the late '60s and '70s in the ...
|NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities|
--From a press release - To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against ...
|Advocates join to strengthen bill on K-12 health, safety education|
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates for the Responsible Education for Adolescent and Children's Health Act (REACH Act), led by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and Equality Illinois (EI), worked with the ...
|Mayor Lightfoot announces launch of Open Chicago |
--From a press release - CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the launch of Open Chicago, the latest initiative to safely and fully reopen the city. Open Chicago's initial programming will feature activated, re-imagined, and pop-up spaces for Chicago ...