Statewide: How Will We Know If There Is A COVID-19 Resurgence?

Jun 18, 2020

As the economy continues to reopen, there remains concerns over another wave of COVID-19. But what metrics will be used to make that determination?  We discuss what health officials will be watching in the weeks ahead.

Juneteenth is gaining more acceptance as a paid holiday.  In the past, it has mostly been recognized among African Americans.  The recent focus on racial justice has brought it widespread attention. 

And the pandemic that has kept so many of us apart may be putting some children at risk. Those stories and more on Statewide.

This week's lineup:

* Sean Crawford talks with Joe Mahr, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, about statistics to watch to determine another COVID-19 surge.

* Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom interviews two professors about how to talk to children about racism.

* Odette Yousef of WBEZ tells us how Juneteenth is becoming more recognized and how many companies are making it a paid holiday. 

* St. Louis Public Radio's Shahla Farzan brings us a story from Missouri, where prison visitations have been stopped to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  But that decision is impacting both inmates and their families.

* Chase Cavanaugh with WNIJ finds out the pandemic has more people growing their own food. 

* Tim Shelley of WCBU reports on two central Illinois communities growing new food networks. 

* We have an NPR report on efforts in Chicago to address racial equity during the pandemic and beyond.

* WNIJ's Yvonne Boose finds out how Illinois faith communities are making sure members are supported at this time.

* Illinois Newsroom's Christine Herman speaks with clinical assistant professor Betsy Goulet about concerns about unreported child abuse during the pandemic. 

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