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Masks mandated indoors in Illinois; vaccines required for teachers, health care workers

  State warns of decreasing intensive care bed capacity amid latest surge   By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com   8-26-21 The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday amid an ongoing surge in the pandemic…

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Hardin County Schools receive millions in funds from ESSER as part of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Published in the Hardin County Independent August 19, 2021. Superintendent Edmondson shares how the money has been and will be spent In 2020 and 2021, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided a total of nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary…

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