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Sources: A Vaccine Mandate For Illinois School Workers Is Coming, Along With A Statewide Mask Mandate
Sources say all public and private K-12 school employees plus higher education workers will have to get vaccinated under Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan.
Chicago joins other major cities in the mandate, but police and several other workers’ unions are vowing a fight.
WBEZ conducted the survey after health experts have for months reiterated the important role local leaders can play in persuading people to get vaccinated.
With COVID-19 cases rising by more than 400 a day, Chicago officials are imposing a mask mandate Friday regardless of vaccination status.
The Illinois legislators who wouldn’t answer — Black Democrats and white Republicans — represent some of the least vaccinated areas.
The announcement Wednesday comes as the more contagious delta variant is driving a spike in new coronavirus cases.
Indoor masking is now recommended in most of Illinois. But, health experts explain this delta-fueled COVID-19 surge may not be as deadly.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Chicago, officials say this surge may not be as bad because so many are already vaccinated.
The highest-vaccinated areas are majority white and affluent; the lowest are majority Black and low-income.
Should I worry if I’m vaccinated? Do I need to wear a mask in public? Here’s what we know about the delta variant causing concern worldwide.