Doing your part to help us fully reopen
As we wrote earlier, Illinois is on track to go to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan – which means an end to all capacity restrictions – on June 11.
That will happen only if our metrics continue to be favorable. If you want Illinois to reopen as scheduled – which will mean a lot less hassle trying all the travel and leisure ideas we’ve laid out in this week’s edition – the best thing you can do to help is to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
As of today, almost two-thirds of Illinois adults have received at least one dose, and almost half are fully vaccinated. If you’ve done your part and you’re among the protected, thank you. If you haven’t gotten the vaccine yet, and you don’t have a medical reason not to, it’s time.
It’s easier than ever to get the vaccine – there’s so much on hand that the McHenry County Department of Health, as well as many pharmacies, are taking walk-in appointments.
People without Internet or who need translation services can schedule an appointment through the MCDH Call Center at 815-334-4045, or by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 833-621-1284. If you have a neighbor or relative who needs assistance, please help them make an appointment or help them contact the Call Center.