VACCINE DISTRIBUTION --
A category of Illinoisans totaling more than 3.2 million are eligible to get inline for the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said starting today (Monday), and as supplies allow, all residents over the age of 65 and frontline essential workers can get the vaccine. Those wanting a dose must schedule an appointment with a local health provider that’s received vaccine supply.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS --
High school basketball can begin, but only for regions that are in Phase 4 of the governor’s COVID-19 management plan. After months of no contact sports allowed because of COVID-19, the Pritzker administration Friday said where the metrics they’ve laid out allow, intra-conference, region or league level play will be allowed. Local school boards must also approve.
WEEKEND CASES/DEATHS --
Nearly 33-hundred new coronavirus cases have been reported in Illinois. Health officials say there were 40 additional deaths Sunday. In Indiana, the state department of health reported 2,565 new confirmed cases Sunday with 23 more deaths.