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Executive Order issued 9/3/2021, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers & School Personnel

Location: IL
Title: Executive Order issued 9/3/2021, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers & School Personnel
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On Sept. 3, 2021 the Governor of Illinois issued an Executive Order, 2021-22 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 88) that mandates healthcare workers, school personnel including higher education and State employees at State-owned or operated congregate facilities be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 Vaccines with the first shot by Sept. 19, 2021.  Exemptions are allowed for medical contraindications and sincerely held religious beliefs with weekly testing. 

The EO states in part:

All Health Care Workers must have, at a minimum, the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine by September 19, 2021, and the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series within 30 days following administration of their first dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Any Health Care Workers who have not established that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must be tested consistent with the requirements of Subsection (d).  To establish that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Care Workers must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to the Health Care Facility. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be met by providing one of the following: (1) a CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card or photograph of the card; (2) documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record; or (3) state immunization records.

Individuals are exempt from any requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if (1) vaccination is medically contraindicated, including any individual who is entitled to an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or any other law applicable to a disability-related reasonable accommodation, or (2) vaccination would require the individual to violate or forgo a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.  Individuals who demonstrate they are exempt from the vaccination requirement shall undergo, at a minimum, weekly testing as provided for in Subsection (d).

https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/resources/executive-orders/display.executive-order-number-22.2021.html - full text of Executive Order 2021-22 




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