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92% Of City Workers Have Reported Their COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Police Department remains the least compliant, with 84.01 percent of its employees having reported if they are vaccinated.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination site in the Jones Convocation Center on the campus of Chicago State University on April 7, 2021.
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CHICAGO — More than 92 percent of city workers have reported their vaccination status, according to a Monday news release.

In all, 28,427 city employees — or 92.14 percent — have reported their status, according to data released Monday. Of those workers, 82.02 percent are fully vaccinated.

The Police Department remains the least compliant, with 84.01 percent of its employees having reported if they are vaccinated. Of those, 76.8 percent are fully vaccinated.

Thirty-three out of 35 city departments have had 95 percent or more of their workers report their vaccination status.

All city workers were supposed to have reported their status in October or be put on no-pay status. As of Monday, 35 police officers are on no-pay status, Supt. David Brown said at a news conference.

Workers have until Dec. 31 to be fully vaccinated or be approved for an exemption under the requirement.

The mandate has faced controversy from some corners — particularly the Police Department. The Fraternal Order of Police has encouraged officers to deny the mandate. The city and union have filed dueling lawsuits against each other.

In October, a Cook County judge temporarily halted a portion of the city’s vaccine mandate for police officers.

Officers must still follow some parts of the mandate: They must report their status and get tested if they are not fully vaccinated, or the city can discipline them. But the Dec. 31 deadline for actually getting the shots is on hold pending negotiations between the Fraternal Order of Police and the city.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 7.3 million people — or 57.57 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to state data.

• Across the state, 62,002 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 16,867,996 vaccine doses of the 19,841,065 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.6 million Chicagoans — or 60.5 percent of all residents — are fully vaccinated, and 67.8 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

Everyone 5 and older is eligible to get vaccinated in Chicago.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.

The numbers:

• Fifty Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Friday.

• At least 26,277 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,938 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 11,387 cases since Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,775,253.

• Since Friday, 382,813 tests were reported statewide. In all, 38,278,601 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day case positivity rate was at 3.3 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests. It was at 3.2 percent Friday.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 3.9 percent. It was at 3.5 percent Friday.

• As of Sunday night, 341 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 153 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, four deaths were reported since Friday. There have been at least 5,979 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of more than four people dying per day, up 30 percent from a week ago.

• Chicago has had 1,723 confirmed cases reported since Friday. It’s had a total of 339,046 confirmed cases. An average of 528 confirmed cases are being reported per day, up 16 percent from the week prior.

• Testing in Chicago is down 6 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at 2.9 percent, up from 2.3 percent the week prior.

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