Chicago’s COVID Response Corps ‘Ready for The Next Challenge’ Ahead of Winter, Holiday Gatherings

As COVID-19 cases rise, some members of Chicago’s COVID-19 Community Response Corps say they’re prepared to handle the winter months.

Earlier in the pandemic, the program began by focusing on contact tracing. But it has since expanded to meet other needs – like scheduling vaccine appointments and working the city’s COVID-19 hotline.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is leading the effort. It’s working with 30 community-based organizations in some of the city’s hardest hit areas, and it has hired over 600 residents to work within their communities.

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