The Latest on the Coronavirus

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. with substantial and high transmission of the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

More news on the COVID-19 pandemic

Illinois colleges and universities both public and private are being encouraged to issue mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies, but that won’t be the case at the two higher education institutions in Kankakee County.

The Kankakee County Board is looking for community members to serve on the subcommittees it has formed to discuss how to invest its $21.3 million of COVID-19 relief funding as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Concerns over a letter emailed to Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School parents Monday afternoon relaying updated CDC guidance for schools prompted discussion and calls for clarification from some District 307 School Board members during their Monday meeting

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, is hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Illinois residents age 12 and older from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Kankakee County’s population that is fully vaccinated is 34.69 percent. The county was just over 30 percent at the end of May. Illinois overall is at 48.39 percent and has administered over 12.5 million doses.

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