District 207 shared in late January that it was working with the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) on the potential for Maine East High School to be a vaccination site run by the CCDPH. In late February, it was shared by the CCDPH they were looking at potentially utilizing Maine West High School as a vaccination site instead of Maine East. However, on March 4 it was shared that the former K-Mart location in Des Plaines would serve as the vaccination site in the area for CCDPH.
Therefore, we believe it unlikely that CCDPH will utilize any of the Maine Township High School 207 schools as a vaccination site, meaning it is unlikely that we will need volunteers to help with a vaccination site. However, the District plans to keep all of the volunteer information on file in the event we are in need of volunteers if things were to change or we receive different information from CCDPH.
Additionally, a large majority of District 207 staff have either scheduled an appointment for a vaccine, received their first vaccination (in a two-step vaccination process) or been fully vaccinated as of March 8.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to George Dagres at [email protected]. We want to again thank all those who signed up to be a volunteer. The support and spirit of assistance in our community is overwhelming.