MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 06 Aug 2021 01:10:41 +0000 Mask mandate eased for fully vaccinated in Chicago http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/d848716f7cee4fa5b3ac9245eafeb048 Chicago is listing a mask mandate for fully vaccinated Chicago residents but officials say they're strongly advising businesses to keep making policies in place for now (May 18) d848716f7cee4fa5b3ac9245eafeb048 Tue, 18 May 2021 20:39:12 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHCHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - MUST CREDIT CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHChicago - 18 May 2021++BEGINS ON SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Public Health Commissioner: "So following guidance from the CDC and the state and recognizing how safe and effective this COVID vaccine is, the city of Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in most settings. As a reminder, fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second vaccine dose. If you got Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks after your single dose, if you got Johnson and Johnson."++WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Public Health Commissioner: "I hear them (restaurant and business owners) on that, I think it's very hard to check people's vaccination status at this point. It's certainly a lot of additional work and we know that there are, You know, a hardware store may not feel like it's you know, it's appropriate for them to be checking, to be checking status. That's why we are putting the advisory in place that at least right now, well, capacity limits remain in place. Our advice is that settings that don't want to check vaccine status would continue to have masks in indoor settings."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The Chicago Department of Public Health is lifting the mask mandate for fully vaccinated Chicago residents in most indoor settings. That's in line with the Illinois mandate and CDC guidelines.The city is moving to what Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady called a "mask advisory.""We continue to strongly advise, though not require, masking policies for all indoor settings in Chicago until COVID capacity restrictions are lifted."Officials are encouraging local businesses to verify if people are fully vaccinated before they enter. Businesses are allowed to ignore social distancing and capacity requirements if they can verify that customers and employees are fully vaccinated. But Arwady acknowledged that it will be difficult to check people's vaccination status.The mask mandate will still be in effect for city-owned buildings, including schools, and in any healthcare setting.The city also announced Lollapalooza is returning to Chicago this summer, a year after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the music festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to a lakefront park. It opens July 29th.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Chicago is listing a mask mandate for fully vaccinated Chicago residents but officials say they're strongly advising businesses to keep making policies in place for now (May 18) Mask mandate eased for fully vaccinated in Chicago