An aerial view of the Stickney Water Treatment Plant in Cicero, Illinois.

Clues in the Sewage in the COVID Fight

The Chicago Tribune profiled a grant-funded project at the School of Public Health analyzing Chicago wastewater for COVID-19 to identify geographic outbreaks.

A checkout lane and conveyer belt in a grocery store.

Grocery Store Capacity Limits

Dr. Linda Forst analyzed City of Chicago provisions to enforce capacity limits in grocery stores, noting employees, not shoppers, are likely most at risk during the pandemic.

HFS Press Release on Transformation for Health-Equity

IL HFS Announces Equity-Centric Healthcare Transformation Plan

Building on Governor Pritzker’s renewal of the Hospital Assessment Program earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) today unveiled a new equity-centric healthcare plan that addresses the social…

Michael Cailas headshot.

Tracking Illinois COVID-19 Outbreaks

SPH's Michael Cailas was featured on Illinois Public Media analyzing rising COVID-19 numbers across the state of Illinois and implications as the pandemic continues.

Dr. Mark Dworkin headshot.

WSJ: States Struggling with COVID Surges

Dr. Mark Dworkin told the Wall Street Journal that use of masks and volume of contact tracing in some states may not be sufficient to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Heather Prendergast headshot.

New COVID-19 Study Examines Hypertension Complications

A new COVID-19 research project led by alumna Dr. Heather Prendergast will investigate the connections between hypertension and severe illness from COVID-19 among UI Health patients.