On Monday, IL-16 Republican candidate Catalina Lauf tweeted out the following to her followers in response to a DeKalb-based woman who wants to do something about the mask and vaccination mandates.
“YES! There will be one on the 31st— I will post more details!!”Catalina Lauf tweet, 8/30/21
Lauf emailed McHenry County Blog the following information:
“Tuesday, August 31, 11AM CDT
“Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin”Catalina Lauf email, 8/30/21
So the date, time and location is set for the rally against mandates of masks and vaccinations.
Just like on August 11 (picture above), site is the same at 1425 N. Randall Road, Elgin, at 11AM CDT.
If any additional information is received, McHenry County Blog will update this article.
At 12:19AM CDT Tuesday morning, Catalina Lauf tweeted the following for today’s rally in Elgin:
“NO one should be force[d] to obtain a vaccine!”Catalina Lauf, 8/31/21 tweet
Video of the 100 participants from today’s rally from DeKalb woman whom Catalina Lauf responded with information.
UPDATE 3: Statement from Advocate Aurora Health on Elgin Rally
Official Statement from Advocate Aurora Health, owners and operators of Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin:
“Like many other health systems across the country, we are requiring all of our team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15. We continue to believe that requiring vaccines for all our team members is the right thing to do to keep our patients, communities and each other safe and healthy.
“We respect the right to peaceful protest and at that same time our top priority is to provide high quality, safe care for our patients who depend on us.”Katie Dahlstrom
Public Affairs Coordinator
Advocate Aurora Health
I spoke with Ms. Dahlstrom during the rally in Elgin today, and Advocate Aurora Health will not disclose if any employees of any of their hospitals in Illinois or Wisconsin have left their jobs as result of their August 4 decision to mandate COVID vaccinations.