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Park district drops COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District decided to drop its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff.

During a Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, the board voted unanimously to drop the requirement that the board put in place a year ago. The board was cautiously reopening its facilities in 2021 and decided, as places for health and wellness, that staff should be vaccinated. 

Parks Executive Director Debbie Kopas said several staff left, rather than comply. Several asked for exemptions to the mandate because of allergies and health conditions, but she said after visiting their . . .

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