Information for Employers

Employers have had to adapt to uncertain and stressful conditions while continuing essential operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of employees is a top priority for employers. Employers can play a key role in providing information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Sharing clear messaging about the vaccine can help increase confidence among employees, leading to more people getting vaccinated and fewer COVID-19 illness and death. Chicago’s essential workers have kept our City moving throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is working hard to make sure employees have access to the vaccine.

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Employers are encouraged to host onsite vaccination events for their employees. If you have a relationship with a medical provider, such as for onsite flu clinics, consider reaching out to them. If you do not have a provider and would like to hold an event, please reach out to one of the providers below or visit the Vaccine Finder for a map of all Chicago vaccination locations.




Insight Health Care



Dr. Iyengar, CMO


Loop Medical Center

(312) 414-1088

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care  
Northshore Clinical Labs

Razi Khan, Director, Partnerships

Passport Health



Roseland Hospital


Six Corners Same Day Surgery 773-545-6900

The City of Chicago does not endorse any of the listed organizations. This list is provided only as a convenience. See the full disclaimer.

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Employers can notify employees of the options available to book an appointment for a vaccine. Employers can encourage employees to visit or call (312) 746 4835 to find a vaccine provider nearby.

An employee’s first contact should be their health care provider, including their primary care provider, health clinic, or hospital where they have gotten medical care in the past.

The City of Chicago has provided vaccines to pharmacies across Chicago. These pharmacies each have their own registration link. Pharmacies have been asked to prioritize Chicagoans and current patients. 

Encourage employees to visit, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations. 


What to do if an employee is sick

Even if an employee states their symptoms are mild, by law in Chicago, they must stay home, except to get medical care. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If an employee wants to get tested, have them call your company’s healthcare provider or use this map to find a testing site near you. If they have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home.  Additional information on what to do can be found by visiting the Managing Your Health webpage.


A toolkit to facilitate outreach to employees, including an email template that can be customized for your employees, a fact sheet dispelling misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, posters, flyers, social media tiles, and video PSAs. All materials are available in both English and Spanish.


COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Equity Guide

Aims to provide employers with a reference tool to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine among their staff.  This document outlines high-level steps and recommendations employers should take to prepare as the vaccine becomes available to their workers.  By following the guidelines in this document, employers will play a crucial role in protecting their workforce and communities across Chicago.


“Toolbox Talks” Scripts for Industry

Use these scripts and key messages at staff meetings to educate, help answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines, encourage and support your staff in their decision to get vaccinated.



Frequently Asked Questions regarding the vaccine, vaccination plan, vaccine safety, and COVID-19


Employee Vaccine Sentiment Survey

Survey template for employers to evaluate their employee's perception on the COVID-19 vaccine.



General communication assets such as flyers, posters, social media graphics, and more to help answer questions


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Under the Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for obeying an order issued by the Mayor, Governor, Chicago Department of Public Health, or healthcare provider having to do with COVID-19. Employers are also prohibited from taking any adverse action against an employee for caring for someone who has been issued certain orders having to do with COVID-19. Learn more about Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance by visiting

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) COVID-19 Resource Center has the most up-to-date resources for businesses. On this site, you'll find news and policy that impact small businesses, information about business education webinars, emergency financing information, and options for 1:1: business counseling.