Local News

D161 considering COVID-19 vaccine requirement for staff, though exemptions would remain

Flossmoor School District 161 is considering implementing a vaccine requirement for its unvaccinated staff members that would only allow for medical or religious exemptions.

“I would recommend it,” Superintendent Dana Smith said Monday, Sept. 13, when presenting the item for discussion during a special meeting of the board of education.

Smith said there are a number of risks associated with not implementing a vaccine requirement for staff. A big question is whether District 161 could handle an outbreak among teachers because there is a substitute shortage at the moment. He also noted the medical costs of COVID-19 care could . . .

Winter events

Community Calendar

News by email

Subscribe to The Latest (daily headlines email)

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

Free weekly newsletter

Subscribe to The Weeks (weekly newsletter)

* indicates required