Notice: The information convention will be watched reside within the video participant above starting at round 1 p.m.
Chicago’s high physician on Tuesday is predicted to ship an replace on town’s COVID-19 knowledge, vaccine distribution, together with subsequent phases, in addition to the emergency journey order.
Chicago Division of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady is scheduled to carry a information convention to ship the replace at 1 p.m. from Metropolis Corridor, in keeping with CDPH. The occasion will be watched reside within the video participant above.
The information convention will embrace “an replace on COVID-19 knowledge, and continued vaccine distribution in Chicago, together with deliberate subsequent steps and phases, and the Emergency Journey Order,” CDPH stated.
Chicago is predicted to maneuver to its subsequent part of vaccinations, Section 1C, on the finish of the month, increasing coronavirus vaccine eligibility to incorporate these with underlying well being circumstances and important employees on March 29.
Chicago will increase to residents with underlying well being circumstances and important employees, together with restaurant staff, resort employees, hairdressers, clergy members, development employees, supply drivers, and warehouse employees, amongst others. These already eligible beneath Phases 1A and 1B may even stay eligible in 1C.
Click on here for a full listing of who’s eligible in Chicago’s Section 1C.
The town presently stays beneath Section 1B, which incorporates frontline important employees and residents age 65 and older, in addition to well being care employees and long-term care facility workers and residents who had been eligible beneath Section 1A of town’s rollout.
Chicago opted out of increasing to Section 1B Plus alongside the state, which made these with sure underlying medical circumstances eligible, attributable to what it stated was an absence of provide.
For a whole take a look at the place and how one can make an appointment in Illinois or the place you’ll be able to obtain vaccine info on your space, click here.
Arwady’s information convention may even embrace an replace to town’s emergency journey order steering, up to date final month to categorise states in an “orange” or “yellow” tier.