The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will require all its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Their deadline for doing so is Oct. 25.
The CTA joins transit agencies across the country—as well as the City of Chicago, State of Illinois and hundreds of commercial businesses—in requiring vaccinations.
“In order for us to continue safely serving the Chicago area, it is now time for the remainder of our workforce to join the nearly 200 million Americans who are fully-vaccinated to help fight off these variants and protect our loved ones and others who cannot be vaccinated,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr.
Employees will provide proof of vaccination via the CTA’s internal employee portal, which is used by all personnel for managing their personal and administrative information. Those who don’t provide proof of vaccination by deadline will face discipline in accordance with CTA disciplinary guidelines.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).