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COVID Vaccination Pay in Chicago

Original publish date: September 8, 2021

Officials in Cook County, Illinois – including Chicago – passed an ordinance requiring paid leave for employees who wish to get or are required to get a COVID-19 vaccination. That includes production crew members.

There are two important points about the new ordinance to pay attention to, based on whether the production requires their crew to be vaccinated or not before continuing work: 

Media Services Payroll can assist with special pay for crew vaccinations in Cook County. The County has not labeled the time as special Covid pay, so it can be added to a crew member’s time on a case by case basis.


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