State Workers Face Sunday Deadline To Get COVID Vaccine Or Risk Losing Jobs

BOSTON (CBS) – Sunday marks the deadline for thousands of Massachusetts state workers to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs. The mandate applies to about 42,000 employees of the state’s executive branch. Two court challenges to the requirement have both failed. Another deadline also is in place for health … Read more

Chicago police vaccine mandate: CPD elective time ‘restricted,’ internal memo says

CHICAGO (WLS) — An internal Chicago Police Department memo sent out to all sworn officers Saturday is restricting elective time for the foreseeable future. Any elective time requests will require high-level approval, according to the memo obtained by ABC7. A top CPD command level source confirmed the information in the memo to the I-Team. “TO … Read more

Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are restricting time off for officers until further notice. A memo issued Saturday said elective time off for officers will be restricted, and will require the approval of a supervisor with a rank of deputy chief of higher within the officer’s chain of command. READ MORE: At Least 1 Person … Read more

COVID News: CDC releases new guidance ahead of holiday season

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC has come out with several guidelines in advance of the holiday season. The agency’s top advice is for Americans to get their vaccine shots prior to travel and gatherings. The CDC has also stressed that people should still wear masks indoors, especially the unvaccinated. Hospitalizations have decreased over the … Read more

Chicago police vaccine mandate: Judge orders FOP president not to comment as deadline arrives

CHICAGO (WLS) — The war of words over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago vaccine mandate has now turned into a battle of lawsuits, with a victory for the city Friday night. The deadline for Chicago city employees to report their vaccination status is midnight, but the city said it will take them days to sort out … Read more

City Hall, Chicago FOP File Dueling Lawsuits In Heated Standoff Over Vaccine Mandate

CHICAGO (CBS) — The standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city’s vaccine mandate is now in the hands of the courts, after both sides filed lawsuits against each other on Friday. Friday morning, the city filed a complaint against the FOP and its President, John Catanzara, for supporting a … Read more

LAUSD: 97% Of Administrators, Teachers Have Received At Least 1 Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Today was last day for Los Angeles Unified employees to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – and 97% of administrators and teachers have met that deadline. Earlier this week, LAUSD had extended its deadline for vaccination to Friday. District officials say that 97% of its administrators, 97% … Read more

Chicago city worker vaccine mandate takes effect as Lightfoot, police unions take legal action

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago employees must report their vaccination status, starting Friday, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken action against the president of the union representing Chicago police officers. The vaccine deadline is Friday, but the city says it will take them days to sort out who got the shots and who didn’t. The worry … Read more

COVID News: FDA to meet next month on Merck’s antiviral COVID treatment pill

NEW YORK (WABC) — The FDA will have its outside experts meet late next month to discuss the experimental antiviral pill designed to treat COVID from Merck. It’s the first time the panel will meet on a treatment, rather than a vaccine, during this pandemic. The FDA says it believes a public discussion will help … Read more

TTC to fire employees who don’t get vaccinated

The TTC has confirmed it will suspend and ultimately fire employees who don’t comply with the agency’s mandatory vaccination policy, setting the stage for possible labour shortages and cuts to transit service next month. In a press release Friday, the TTC announced it had revised its policy on COVID-19 vaccines for employees, pushing the deadline … Read more