Bill Would Block Workers From Using Right Of Conscience Act To Evade COVID Mandates

Legislation has been filed in the Illinois General Assembly to prevent educators, health care workers, police and others from using a longstanding state law to get out of COVID vaccine-or-testing requirements.

Representative Robyn Gabel’s proposed amendment would state that the Health Care Right of Conscience Act does not apply to measures to slow the spread of COVID, and that terminating or imposing other limits on workers who don’t follow those mandates is not a violation of that act. Several Springfield teachers and others around the state have wanted to invoke that law to get out of having to show proof of COVID vaccination or submit to weekly testing.

Gabel’s amendment could be considered by lawmakers this week.

Region: Springfield,Feeds,News,Region: Central,City: Springfield

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October 25, 2021 at 01:28PM

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