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Author: Franczek

Governor’s Executive Order Requiring Exclusion of Students and School Personnel

K-12 Education K-12 Education

Late Friday, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-24 requiring schools to exclude students and school personnel for COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms. School districts, not the local health department, are now responsible for suspending in-person activities for those identified in the Order. Key […]

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ISBE Emergency Rules Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations

K-12 Education

Earlier today, ISBE published Emergency Rules regarding Mandatory Vaccinations for School Personnel. The Emergency Regulations clarify the requirements under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2021-22.     New Personnel: School personnel starting after September 19 must receive the first dose of a vaccine within 10 days of their start […]

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President Biden Issues Expansive Plan to Mandate Vaccines for Federal and Private Sector Employees

Labor & Employment

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a major initiative entitled the “Path out of the Pandemic.” The initiative includes an executive order requiring vaccinations for nearly all federal employees and contractors and millions of health care workers. Additionally, the […]

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Remote Learning Redux

K-12 Education K-12 Education

UPDATE: On September 7, 2021, ISBE passed a resolution supporting a change to the Superintendent’s declaration related to remote learning. The resolution states: Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, all schools must resume fully in-person learning for all student attendance days, provided that, pursuant to 105 […]

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