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File #: 2022-0038    Version: Name: RESOLUTION OPPOSING COOK COUNTY’S VACCINATION PASSPORT MANDATE
Type: RESOLUTION Status: IN BOARD OF TRUSTEES
File created: 12/23/2021 In control: Board of Trustees
On agenda: 12/28/2021 Final action: 12/28/2021
Title: RESOLUTION OPPOSING COOK COUNTY’S VACCINATION PASSPORT MANDATE
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RESOLUTION OPPOSING COOK COUNTY’S VACCINATION PASSPORT MANDATE

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WHEREAS, in late 2019, an outbreak of novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") occurred in China and quickly spread across the globe; and

WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has been in a continuously declared disaster due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 9, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of Illinois has issued 96 Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mandating everything from business closures to capacity limits to masking to vaccinations for Illinois residents; and

WHEREAS, on December 10, 2021, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-32, which once again extended a mask mandate for all individuals in all indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status; and

WHEREAS, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, over 72% of the population in Cook County is vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and over 66% fully vaccinated with both doses; and

WHEREAS, despite the widespread availability of vaccines, and prevalence of vaccinations, Cook County is now in the midst of a surge of COVID-19 cases; and

WHEREAS, while information on the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is still developing, it appears that the variant is causing a significant amount of breakthrough infections even among the vaccinated population, but the County has provided no information or data as to local death rates, hospital stays, and serious infections among the vaccinated versus unvaccinated population; and

WHEREAS, on December 23, 2021, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that Cook County would impose a vaccine mandate as of January 3, 2022, barring anyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine who elects to remain unvaccinated from entering bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, entertainment venues where food and beverages are served, and sports arenas, concert venues, bowling alleys and movie theaters; without providing any data as...

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