Get Protected, Stay Connected

Watch this space for important updates and information as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To address the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois and the country, Lawrence Hall has put action plans in place and gathered resources to help keep the youth and families we serve, our staff, and stakeholders informed and as safe as possible. Check out our Get Protected, Stay Connected Facebook page for more information.

Lawrence Hall is defined as an essential services provider and will continue to provide services to the children, youth, and families that we’re entrusted to serve. The Lawrence Hall leadership team meets weekly and shares resources as to how to best respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation changes, so will our response.

Please contact your designated case manager for visitation options, and if you have any questions concerning our COVID-19 protocols, please contact us at covid19@lawrencehall.org

Vaccine Information and Mandates

Given the latest updates on COVID-19, we are no longer requiring current employees or new hires to have COVID-19 vaccinations for hire or to retain employment. All weekly COVID-19 testing requirements under medical and religious exemptions are no longer required.

Despite our updated policy, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for all staff. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 and averts serious illness even if the virus is contracted: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/How-Do-I-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine.html

Mask and Social Distancing Mandates

Lawrence Hall has a mask mandate for employees, children, and youth based on the information from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Our mask mandate is in effect regardless of vaccination status for only our congregate care facilities. Lawrence Hall encourages but does not require visitors to wear a mask when on site unless entering a congregate care facility.

Like masks, social distancing is still mandatory in Lawrence Hall’s congregate care facilities but will not be a requirement at our other locations.