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Chicago’s Vaccine Deadline Leaves 16 Police Employees Without Pay

  • City workers were required to be vaccinated by March 13
  • Mayor says vaccine policy will not compromise public safety
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said 16 members of the Chicago Police Department are in no-pay status because they aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19, violating the mandate for city workers.

“I fully expect that many more will get themselves fully vaccinated,” Lightfoot said Tuesday during a press conference.