(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)
With Illinois now in Phase 1B of COVID vaccinations, we applaud the prioritization of PreK-12 employees and teachers by the State of Illinois and the CDC.
However, with a high likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks at colleges and universities, along with reported community spread associated with these outbreaks, it is necessary for the safety of our students and communities that higher education faculty and staff also be included in Phase 1B. Despite CDC guidance, higher education employees in Illinois are currently left out of this category.
Please add your name to this petition to demand that Governor Pritzker and IDPH Executive Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike move higher education workers who are working in a face-to-face environment into Phase 1B.