During a Special City Council meeting on Monday, the Carbondale City Council approved an ordinance adopting a policy mandating Carbondale City employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The city council also unanimously voted to reinstate a city-wide mask mandate. The current mask mandate reinforces Governor Pritzker’s statewide mandate, requiring masks be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. It also mandates that all employers within the City require employees to wear masks whenever social distancing is not possible or when they come into contact with customers. The City of Carbondale is encouraging all eligible residents to get vaccinated to best protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors, as well as help ensure our community’s long-term economic recovery.