The IDPH is urging caution due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in some parts of Illinois. Nationwide, cases are up, prompting the CDC to extend its mask mandate on planes and public transportation.
Sites are now seeing about 50 people per day, state officials said. And there's a stockpile of tests in case of another surge, they added.
Previously dubbed "stealth Omicron," BA.2 is believed to be driving the latest surge in Europe.
COVID-19 Dispatch: Omicron surge over but vaccination trends show Harvey not out of the woods, just yet
Data show only 48% are Harvey residents are fully vaccinated as compared to 65% of all Cook County residents.
During his State of the Union remarks, President Joe Biden announced more kits were made available to order.
The changes come as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to decline.
Changes in testing and possible mask guidance come as health experts identified BA.2, a more contagious version of Omicron.
The decline follows a statewide and national plunge in cases of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
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