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Chicago Could Be the Next COVID-19 Hot Spot 

Researchers at PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are warning that Chicago can become the next COVID-19 hot spot because of the high transmission rate, inadequate social distancing, and  insufficient reductions in visits to non-essential businesses, as the basis for their theory that Chicago could see a spike in cases in the fall. Just this week, Governor Pritzker said that we are in a “make or break” moment for Chicago citing recent increases in COVID-19 cases.   


To avoid further transmission, CDC recommends:  

• maintain a 6-foot social distance 

• wear a face mask 

• wash your hands frequently  

• clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

• monitor your heath daily 

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