COVID-19

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Delta Airlines is suspending service to Peoria International Airport as part of a larger scaling-back of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who wish to fly the airline locally will have to drive over to Bloomington-Normal.

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Quarantine means people have a lot of time on their hands — and many are spending it with a phone, computer, or TV screen. But what kind of media and how much you consume during the COVID-19 pandemic can take a big toll on your mental health.

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Americans are turning to books, at-home movies, and puzzles for entertainment during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It begs the question – what’s popular in central Illinois now that curbside pick-up options are available? An unscientific check with a few library systems reveals requests span genres and generations.

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Local food producers are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more concerned customers want to make sure they not only have access to food, but know where it’s coming from.

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WTVP is partnering with the Peoria County Regional Office of Education to launch a new channel dedicated to remote learning.

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Handwashing is front of mind for many during the pandemic. But washing often and thoroughly is always a goal in healthcare.

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Health care providers around the U.S. are noticing a concerning trend: fewer orders for childhood vaccines.

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There won't be any summer camp in Peoria — at least for the first half of the season.

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A Peoria-based organization caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has seen 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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While emergency medical procedures have continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, non-emergency or “elective” surgeries and medical procedures have been put on hold.

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More community pools have announced they will not reopen for the 2020 season.

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Limitations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting nonprofits in a tough position. The organizations have canceled, rescheduled, or moved on line nearly all spring fundraising events, with mixed results. This comes as many organizations are wrapping up their budget year. Some expect the effects to last far longer than the pandemic itself.

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Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) employees are calling for protections as they take on cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Keeping viruses like COVID-19 from spreading in congregant living settings is a challenge. Prisons and jails face some particularly difficult obstacles.

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The financial toll of COVID-19 on the Peoria Civic Center is worse than originally projected.

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PeoriaCorps is adapting its upcoming class in the age of COVID-19. The 900-hour professional development program provides maintenance to the city of Peoria’s green infrastructure built to offset stormwater runoff.

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The COVID-19 crisis is creating financial uncertainty and testing emergency savings plans for many low-and moderate-income earners.

WCBU’s Dana Vollmer talked to Brad Davis of Investment Strategists at Better Banks about some of the personal finance lessons learned from the pandemic.

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COVID-19 is not the first virus to drastically change life in Peoria. A century ago, the Spanish Flu spread across the city and the community reacted surprisingly similar to today.

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College students in all sorts of programs have had to make big adjustments to their studies due to COVID-19 related campus closures. That includes those studying a trade or technical skill.

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Fears over the novel coronavirus are overlapping with an especially bad allergy season.

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With children away from the public eye during the shelter in place period, it’s more important than ever to be on the lookout for signs of neglect or abuse.

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There are just a couple days left for Peoria area businesses to apply for grants to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Heart of Illinois United Way is partnering with Peoria hotels to relocate some people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Playgrounds are closed under Illinois' shelter in place order, but some parents aren't enforcing that rule with their children.

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The federal government is gearing up to send the first round of direct payments to help individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — or WIC — had trouble finding eligible items on store shelves last month.

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Illinois landlords are not allowed to kick out tenants during the government-mandated shelter in place period. But that's not stopping some from trying.

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By Saturday, officials expect 500 hospital beds to be in place at a converted McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago to deal with the overflow of COVID-19 patients.

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Bradley University students have returned from spring break. But for the rest of the semester their classes will take place online.

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In the midst of a global pandemic that has shut down much of society, concerns remain about getting enough people tested.

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