Coronavirus Chicago updates for May 11

Chicago News

Information in the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly, so to help keep WGN viewers informed with the latest updates, follow our live blog for May 11, 2020.

These updates will mostly focus on the Chicago area, but will include some national and international news as well.

Newest updates are at the top of this post.

7:45 a.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting many Indiana voters to shift toward mail-in ballots for the primary. Election officials and political leaders are encouraging mail-in voting to protect poll workers and voters.

But plans still call for opening in-person voting sites on Primary Day, which is June 2. Indiana is among several states that delayed primaries and moved to voting by mail because of the pandemic.

7:40 a.m.

The Field Museum will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross in its main Stanley Field Hall, with social-distanced donations by appointment only. Until 3 p.m. today at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact 312-665-7100 for more information.

7:30 a.m.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join CDPH to provide an update on COVID-19 testing. Press conference scheduled for 1 p.m.

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