COVID-19 Update -- January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

One week after launching ILA's suggested language for outreach to county health departments regarding library staff eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine, the following counties have agreed for library workers to be eligible for the vaccine:

  • Monroe County
  • Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department
  • Winnebago (Rockford Public Library had already reached out prior to receiving ILA's template)

We know libraries have reached out to the following counties:

  • Cook
  • DuPage
  • Madison
  • Will

If anyone has news to share about the status in your county, please let us know at Please note: An approach for institutions of higher learning, including academic librarians, is currently in development. Please stay tuned.

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