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SCOTUS Blocks Vaccination Mandate

By: Courtney Willits The United States Supreme Court issued a Per Curium opinion that blocks the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirements for large workplaces. However, the Court allowed a vaccine mandate for workers at federally funded health care facilities to take… Continue Reading →

ISBE Issues Revised COVID Protocols For Schools

By: Elizabeth Wagman On January 11, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-03 updating the exclusion protocols in schools for individuals who are a confirmed or probable case, a close contact, or symptomatic to reflect the shortened quarantine and isolation… Continue Reading →

EEOC Guidance States Employers Can Mandate The COVID Vaccine

Since the notion of a vaccine began to circulate, employers have anxiously wondered whether they will be allowed to mandate their employees be vaccinated. On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released formal guidance answering this question.  Yes,… Continue Reading →

$3.3 Million in Grants Available to Fire Protection and Ambulance Districts

The COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread budgeting woes for municipalities throughout the state, with fire protection and ambulance districts being hit particularly hard. In an effort to help ease these budgeting issues, the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal… Continue Reading →

Special Tier 3 Mitigation Measures Update for Libraries

On November 17, 2020, the Governor announced, due to the surge in COVID cases, the entire State of Illinois will undergo Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation Measures. The Tiered Resurgence Mitigation Plan first emerged in July 2020 to slow the spread of… Continue Reading →

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