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COVID-19 City Of Chicago Update Thursday April 9 2020

Dear Chicago Residents and Partners, The roll out of commercial testing has made tests more readily available to people in our city and state. While we would like to see more widespread testing, not everyone needs to be tested. Testing should be prioritized for those who need it most. Because both tests and personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses ...

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Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH Release New Demographic Data Release to COVID-19 Revealing Significant Racial Health Inequities

New data show black Chicagoans diagnosed and dying at higher rates than other races; City in partnership with West Side United will activate networks and racial equity rapid response teams to focus resources and outreach in communities hardest hit by COVID-19 The full press release Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health ...

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Coronavirus In Chicago: McCormick Place ‘Field Hospital’ Built In Just 5 Days

CHICAGO — McCormick Place has been transformed into a field hospital — and it took just five days. The famous convention center already has about 500 hospital beds, which will be used for non-acute coronavirus patients, and 14 nursing stations. Construction will be complete Friday for the “field medical station.” The quick buildout at the center’s north and south buildings ...

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Coronavirus in Africa tracker

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-4a11d568-2716-41cf-a15e-7d15079548bc IMF COVID 19 Pandemic Policy Tracker IMF has a policy tracker that summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as of end-March 2020. The tracker includes 192 economies. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 African Development Bank picks Citi for US dollar coronavirus bond sale Citi has been appointed by the African ...

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Chicago COVID-19 News for You

Dear Chicago Residents and Partners, Governor J.B. Pritzker extended the statewide Stay at Home Order by 30 days through the end of April 30, 2020. Complying with the Order is critical to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and prevent the strain on our healthcare system. As a reminder, all residents are required to stay at home, unless they work ...

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COVID-19 Resources Availed By United African Organisation!

Today, individuals, organizations and all levels of government are working together to minimize impact of COVID-19 on our communities. We are seeing unprecedented relief measures to assist those most affected by the pandemic and help stabilize the economy. At United African Organization (UAO), we are focused on ensuring our communities remain safe and secure. Our self-employed constituents of hair braiders, ...

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Cornavirus Update – CPS to go Virtual and Resources for Housing & Small Businesses

Recent Updates  Chicago Public Schools Remote Learning On March 30, CPS announced a Pre-K-12 remote learning plan. Remote learning plans will begin April 13, after Spring Break. To assist, CPS will be distributing 100,000 devices to students who are in need of a digital device capable of supporting the e-learning format. To learn more about this announcement, visit CPS’s website here. All CPS ...

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Chicago Department Of Public Health Updates On COVID-19, Online Schooling & Assistance To Citizens!

Dear Chicago Residents and Partners, With students continuing to learn outside of the classroom, Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago are creating more remote learning opportunities to ensure instructional time continues while school buildings and campuses are closed. For K-12 students, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released district-wide guidance that outlines expectations, strategies, and available resources for schools to implement remote learning beginning on ...

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