By: Diane Benjamin
Chris Koos and Pam Reece signed a new Executive Order yesterday: https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/18831/Emergency-Order-21-001-Mask-Requirements-for-Public-Facilities-and-Employees
If the Town attorney approved this order he is luckily his name isn’t on it.
The title is Mask Requirements for Public Facilities and Employees. Obviously this applies to the public or an ordinance would not be needed to create policies for staff.
I wonder if the Town knows they are liable if they require employees to be vaccinated and an employee as an adverse reaction? Actually, this applies to EVERY employer. From the OSHA website:
See section 5 of the Emergency Order:
Pam Reece is not a doctor. She was no liability insurance for making poor health decisions. But, Pam Reece has been given the authority to make health decisions not just on public property but wherever she wants! “Specific locations”? “Specific Events”? Sounds like anywhere she wants!
Pam Reece must have magical powers to protect public health. The Emergency Order says nothing about the Health Department being consulted before this power was bestowed on Pam.
These things are true:
- Normal does not trust it’s citizens to protect themselves
- Chris Koos and Pam Reece will dictate as they see fit regardless of qualifications (Koos signed it too)
- There is nothing in the order that prevents the City Manager from delegating masks/distancing tyranny to Koos or her preferred council members
Can you imagine Kathleen Lorenz, Kevin McCarthy, and Chris Koos as the mask police? Maybe the police force?
People cannot be legally be asked if they are vaccinated. That would be a violation of personal privacy. Gov Pritzker’s edict was issued because he knows he is losing the war. The “professional staff” played along.
In case the Town modifies the order, this is a copy of what was originally posted: