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85% of CPS staff are vaccinated; required testing to start for unvaccinated Monday



CHICAGO — At a news conference Wednesday, the CEO of CPS said 85% of the workforce has been vaccinated and weekly tests will be needed next week for those who remain unvaccinated.

“As of yesterday, we have reached more than 85%,” said CPS CEO Pedro Martinez. “We’re still seeing vax cards coming in every day and seeing people on the first shot, while we’re looking at people who aren’t fully vaccinated by Friday, we’re going to have COVID testing in every school. Those employees and salespeople are going to be getting tested every week.” tested. any location.”

CPS schools are already being tested and unvaccinated employees can be tested weekly at their school. From Monday, unvaccinated CPS employees must be tested weekly for COVID-19.

In Chicago, the positivity rate is two percent, the lowest since the summer.

All city employees must begin reporting their vaccination status by Friday at the latest. FOP President John Catanzara Urges Ordinary Officers not comply.

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