CPS CEO Pedro Martinez announced the end of mask requirements in Chicago schools last week.
Chicago Public Schools offered these statistics about COVID-19 vaccinations among students and staff when making the announcement about masks:
- 64% of CPS students age 12-17 have had at least a first dose, compared to 68% nationally
- 47% of CPS students age 5-11 have had at least a first dose, compared to 33% nationally
- 56% of age-eligible CPS students have received at least one dose, and 49% are fully vaccinated
- More than 91% of all CPS staff members are fully vaccinated