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Governor Rescinds Vaccinate or Test Requirement for Higher Education Employees and Students

Effective immediately, the Governor has rescinded the requirement that higher education employees and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing in order to access the university/college premises.

ISBE and IDPH Release Updated COVID-19 Guidance Documents for the 2022-2023 School Year

Without much fanfare, on June 30, 2022, three documents were issued to provide guidance to districts for the upcoming school year.

Governor Signs Four Bills Aimed at Addressing Staffing Shortages

Read our Law Alert on the bills that Governor Pritzker signed into law on April 27, 2022.

Governor Signs Paid COVID-19 Leave into Law for Vaccinated School and College Employees

Public Act 102-0697, requires schools and colleges to provide paid leave to their vaccinated employees for reasons related to COVID-19 during a public health emergency. If a school or college requires vaccinated employees to also participate in COVID-19 testing, they must also participate in the mandated testing to be eligible for the paid leave.

An Anticlimactic End For Masking

Not the end of masking that we were expecting, but an end nonetheless. Check out our Law Alert to see how this will impact your organizations.

Appellate Court Dismisses TRO Appeal as Moot

The Fourth District Appellate Court issued an order holding that the appeal of the TRO issued by Judge Grischow on February 4 is moot.

IDPH Request to Reissue Emergency Rules Rejected by JCAR

Check out our Law Alert on the emergency rules that have expired.

Lifting of Illinois’ Indoor Mask Mandate Effective February 28 Not Applicable to Schools

Check out our Law Alert on the Mask Mandate being Lifted for certain settings!

Temporary Restraining Order in K-12 School Covid-19 Cases Does Not Apply to Colleges and Universities

As many of you are aware, on February 4, 2022, a Circuit Court Judge in Sangamon County issued a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) affecting certain K-12 school districts in Illinois…