Did you know warehousing and manufacturing facilities have been the leading source of COVID-19 infections in Illinois after nursing homes? Warehouse workers have kept the economy running during this pandemic and deserve the opportunity to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. This is why WWJ launched our Worker Outreach Program website.
We’re all struggling to regroup from COVID-19 in many different ways. Through the Worker Outreach Program, we’re here with information, resources, and support for workers and their loved ones about vaccination and other crucial needs right now — like keeping folks housed as eviction moratoriums expire.
The Worker Outreach Program is also partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health to bring safe, free vaccines to workers and their families across Will County and Kankakee County. Our website includes information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, details about upcoming community pop-up vaccination clinics, and additional resources. It also includes a registration sign-up form to get vaccinated.
Currently, the primary focus of our website is to get workers and their loved ones vaccinated and to ultimately protect our communities against the virus. We will continue to add more information, resources, and support that workers can use to protect themselves against COVID-19, eviction, workplace discrimination, and more.
We’re excited about the launch of our Worker Outreach Program website (special thanks to Woods Fund Chicago for making this possible), and we hope it can be a valuable resource for you and for our communities.