Indoor Mask Mandate Now in Effect in Illinois


A new mask mandate went into effect statewide on Monday, August 30 in Illinois.Mask will be required indoors for all Illinois residents, regardless of vaccination status.The reinstated mandate was announced by Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike on Thursday, Aug. 26.They said this is due a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates across the state and low vaccination rates. The Delta variant is a factor in the rise of cases throughout the state and the country. Masks are not required outdoors, but are strongly encouraged whwn anyone is in a crowded area like festivals and concerts as well as for activities that require close contact with people who are not vaccinated.

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