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Park employees at 97% vaccination rate

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has a 97% compliance to its new COVID-19 employee vaccine mandate.

When the board unanimously approved the new personnel policy Oct. 19, it was estimated between 80-90% of staff already were vaccinated. The policy went into effect Nov. 3 by which time employees had to report getting their first of two required COVID vaccine shots. The policy covers both full- and part-time employees.

“The park district places the highest regard for the safety of our employees in everything we do,” Debbie Kopas, parks executive director, informed the board. She said supervisors shared . . .

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