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Homewood library board considers requiring employees to be vaccinated

The Homewood Public Library board of trustees reviewed COVID-19 protocols currently in place and the possibility of requiring all employees to be vaccinated.

“I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope,” Colleen Waltman, library director, told trustees at the Aug. 18 meeting.

Board members expressed concern about implementing a vaccine requirement before other businesses and institutions had one. Additionally, they decided to wait for the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of a vaccine.

Since the board meeting, the FDA gave full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals 16 years and older. Additionally, the FDA approved . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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