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Public Health Officials Announce 1,442 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease617303SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,442 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths. 3/5/2021 5:45:26 PM03/5/2021 5:45:26 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Launches $10 Million Public Awareness Campaign to Encourage Vaccinations in Hardest-Hit Communities617339Harvey, Ill. — As more Illinoisans become eligible for the vaccine and the supply from the federal government continues to grow, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new public awareness campaign directed especially to residents in the hardest-hit communities who are reluctant to take the vaccine. 3/5/2021 7:03:21 PM03/5/2021 7:03:21 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health confirm first Illinois case of the COVID-19 P.1 variant, which was first detected in Brazilian travelers617500CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the COVID-19 variant called P.1. The P.1 variant was first identified in travelers from Brazil during routine airport screening in Tokyo, Japan, in early January but has subsequently been identified in several other countries. 3/5/2021 10:19:21 PM03/5/2021 10:19:21 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,740 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease329882SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths. 3/4/2021 5:50:16 PM03/4/2021 5:50:16 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Joins Statewide Campaign to Increase Awareness Around College Financial Aid Application335635CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) are collaborating with Governor Pritzker on the new Rock the FAFSA Illinois Campaign.3/4/2021 7:47:16 PM03/4/2021 7:47:16 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Partners with Community Health Care Inc. to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in the Quad Cities329887(QUAD CITIES)- Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with Community Health Care Inc. to administer vaccines to residents in the Quad Cities. 3/4/2021 6:11:17 PM03/4/2021 6:11:17 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Partners with Touchette Regional Hospital to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in Metro East638714(METRO EAST)- Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with Touchette Regional Hospital to administer vaccines to residents in Metro East.3/4/2021 6:07:32 PM03/4/2021 6:07:32 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Partners with Rural Health Inc. and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in Southern Illinois638715(SPRINGFIELD)- Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with Rural Health Inc. and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital to administer vaccines to residents throughout Southern Illinois. 3/4/2021 4:51:23 PM03/4/2021 4:51:23 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Partners with Local Hospitals and Health Centers to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine 638720Springfield, Ill. — Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with four local federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and safety net hospitals to administer vaccines to Illinois residents.3/3/2021 9:37:16 PM03/3/2021 9:37:16 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Launches Two Additional State-Supported Mass Vaccinations Sites in Des Plaines and Quincy 769533SPRINGFIELD – Building on a robust infrastructure to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Illinois residents in an equitable manner, Governor JB Pritzker today announced the launch of two additional state-supported mass vaccination sites in Des Plaines and Quincy. 3/3/2021 5:07:50 PM03/3/2021 5:07:50 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js