Chicago drops lawsuit against police union over vaccine mandate

Chicago drops lawsuit against police union over vaccine mandate

Coronavirus, Chicago

12/2/2021 4:32:00 PM

Chicago drops lawsuit against police union over vaccine mandate

Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledged to take the matter back to court if the police union takes 'further action toward encouraging an illegal work stoppage or strike.'

In her statement, Lightfoot said the mandate had been put in place to protect lives."From day one when this requirement was announced in August, this entire process has been and will continue to be about protecting the lives and safety of all Chicagoans," she said."The data shows that we are succeeding in that mission, and that police officers recognize that protecting and serving in the times of global pandemic means ensuring that they are vaccinated against COVID-19."

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The mayor said the number of officers complying with the requirement to report their vaccination status, as well as the city's mandatory vaccination policy, has"continued to grow" since October 15."I have completely confidence that the entire Department will be in compliance with City policy in the near future," she added.

Police have lagged behind other departments in complying with the city's vaccine requirements. But as of Monday, about 87 percent of the police's department roughly 12,000 employees had reported their vaccination status and almost 76 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the headtopics.com

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