Chicago Announcements August 04, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday nominated Cole Stallard as the next commissioner of the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation. Stallard as worked with the city since 2001, and has served as acting commissioner of the department since former Comm. John Tully retired last month, according to a news release from Lightfoot’s office. "Cole's leadership has gotten our city through a number of tough times and one of his most impressive accomplishments was managing an entire season's snowfall in less than three weeks," Lightfoot wrote in the news release. "With over two decades of experience, as well as a wealth of firsthand knowledge about our streets and sanitation system, it's clear that Cole is the right person to lead the Department into the post-covid world.”

The Chicago Department of Public Health on Tuesday added five states and one territory — Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Utah and Puerto Rico — to its COVID-19 travel advisory. The additions bring the city’s travel advisory list to 19 states and two territories. Locations on the travel advisory list are experiencing more than 15 COVID-19 cases diagnosed per day, per 100,000 residents. City officials advise that unvaccinated people traveling to Chicago from states and territories on the list either obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arriving in Chicago or quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

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