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School District Releases Statement On New Mask Order, Mandatory Vaccines For Employees

Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Dougherty released a statement on Friday concerning the new mandate from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker concerning vaccinations and masking up. The indoor masking order statewide begins today and the requirement for educational employees to begin their COVID-19 vaccine regimen is September 5th. All educational employees must get a COVID-19 vaccination or submit to testing weekly. 


Dr. Dougherty says she will communicate internally with the staff on the specifics of how the School District will verify staff vaccination status and coordinate weekly testing as its needed. 


In the press release, Dr. Dougherty says "Our consistent and continuous aim is safetym, learning, and communication. We're proud to be open, full day and full time and fully in person.  Thank you for your support and understanding, and thank you for allowing us to lead and serve the educational needs for each child, every day."

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