City, State Reopen as COVID-19 Vaccination Numbers Creep Upward
By Cree Harris | @RedLineProject | Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021
As summer approaches in the next couple weeks, people are already enjoying being outside to make up for the last year of lockdown. Restaurants are thriving, the beaches are no longer empty, and many clubs and other businesses are reopening.
Chicago entered phase 5 of the “Restore Illinois” plan with the rest of Illinois today. The phase ensures that all sectors of the economy reopen, and that conventions, festivals, and large events can take place.”
Daily cases of coronavirus, known as Sars-CoV-2
, are decreasing as citizens become vaccinated. The chart pictured above shows a two month trend of total daily cases versus completed vaccination of Chicago residents starting from April 8 to June 6, 2021.
Cases are declining consistently, and seemed to do so especially in correlation to hitting the one-third mark (around 950,000).
Of the nearly 2.7 million residents, 45% of the city’s total population is now completely vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of Johnson & Johnson or both doses of Pfizer or Moderna.
Hopes are high that the city is finally out of the thick of it, so long as people continue to fulfill their duty to protect each other by getting vaccinated. Businesses are even handing out incentives to employees and customers to encourage individuals to get vaccinated from free haircuts to paid time off.
Currently, all individuals including those who are undocumented over the age of 12 are eligible to receive the vaccine. Information to find out how to get vaccinated in Chicago is available on the city’s website