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SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Cementing COVID-19 Sick Leave Protections for Vaccinated School Staff

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Joined by stakeholders, advocates and lawmakers, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1167, a measure that will keep students and teachers safe in the classroom without penalizing vaccinated school employees for taking COVID-required leave for themselves or their children. Ensuring support for all working families, the legislation protects all hourly school employees in addition to classroom teachers, such as bus drivers, food service providers, and administrative personnel.

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