CHICAGO (CBS ) — It’s time to mask up again.
Starting Monday, across Illinois, you’ll have to keep your face covered indoors.READ MORE: With 6 Children And Teens Shot And 1 Killed In Chicago Within Hours This Week, Youth Mentor Says Action Is Needed Now
The rule applies to everyone over the age of two inside public places, regardless of your vaccination status. Similar requirements have already started in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County.READ MORE: Man Shot While Inside Car In South Austin
Governor Pritzker said his statewide mask mandate is one way to stop hospitals from filling up with COVID patients. Meanwhile, the governor is not bringing back indoor capacity limits for the time being.MORE NEWS: Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says; Cautious Optimism With Similar Trend Reported Statewide