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Governor eases COVID-19 restrictions for school, child care staff

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday, Sept. 15, rescinded requirements that unvaccinated school and childcare personnel get tested for COVID-19 twice weekly. The change goes into effect Friday, Sept. 16.

Pritzker said the decision was made on the advice of medical experts, based on the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and is in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. 

The CDC no longer requires routine testing in schools or childcare settings regardless of the vaccination status of the staff member. However, CDC officials continue to recommend . . .

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