Governor Pritzker Says That Schools Could Potentially Be Held Liable if They Don’t Follow Recommended Masking Protocols

Governor JB Pritzker says districts should keep the new masking guidelines in mind when developing plans for the new school year. The governor says it’s important for schools to devise safety protocols that best fit their particular needs, but has this warning:

“Let me be clear with everybody that school districts are potentially going to be held liable if they don’t live up to the standard that is set by the CDC and by the state. School districts need to decide are they going to at this moment, are they going to potentially be subject to liability for not following those recommendations.”

Under the latest guidance from the CDC, it’s recommended that all staff, teachers and students wear a mask inside school, regardless of vaccination status.

***Report Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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