More Indiana Schools Requiring Masks As COVID-19 Cases ClimbIn the last week, 1,452 new COVID-19 cases were recorded among K-12 students in Indiana — four times more than the previous week.
Illinois State Fair To Require Masks Indoors, And At Grandstands; Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative COVID Test In Some SpacesIf you're heading to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, you'll want to bring your favorite mask.
Oak Park Requires Masks Indoors For Anyone 2 Years And OlderOak Park Public Health Director Theresa Chapple-McGruder cited the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state for the mandate.
Gov. JB Pritzker Issues New Mask Mandate For Illinois Schools, Some State Employees As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb“Far too few school districts have chosen to follow the Centers for Disease Control prescriptions for keeping students and staff safe,” Pritzker said Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago Pediatricians Urge Parents To Get Kids 12 And Up Vaccinated, Recommend Masks"We’ve had an 84 percent increase across the country in COVID infections in children and teens in the last week. So we think it’s safest to start off the school year with the mask, and then we’ll reassess in the next few months,” said Dr. Frank Belmonte, chief medical officer at Advocate Children’s Hospital.
Illinois Driver Services Facilities To Reinstate Mask Requirement On MondayBeginning Monday, Aug. 2, all employees and customers will have to wear masks while inside Illinois Driver Services facilities, as well as other Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building.
Lightfoot Warns Mask Mandate, Other COVID Rules Could Return If Cases Spike Again, But No Hesitation With Hosting Lollapalooza This Weekend"God bless the critics standing on the sidelines, but I feel confident that the Lolla folks have a good solid plan in place," Lightfoot said.
No Masks Required For Vaccinated Catholic School Students, Teachers, And Staff For Upcoming School YearChicago Archdiocese officials said they plan to return to "near-normal" operations at the system's Catholic schools for the upcoming school year.
With New Guidance From CDC, Gov. JB Pritzker Updates State Mask Mandate, Lifting Requirement For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases“With public health experts now saying fully vaccinated people can safely remove their masks in most settings, I’m pleased to follow the science and align Illinois’ policies with the CDC’s guidance,” Pritzker said in a statement Monday afternoon.
New Reopening Phase Means Life For Vaccinated Almost Back To NormalThe new reopening phase means life for those who are vaccinated may be almost back to normal.
Indiana Mask Mandate Ends Tuesday, But Some Cities, Businesses Will ContinueIndiana's statewide mask mandate will expire Tuesday. That means some northwest Indiana businesses are left to decide whether to continue to require masks.
Indiana Still Plans To End Mask Mandate Tuesday, But Mandates Will Remain In Some Jurisdictions, Including GaryIndiana still plans to stop its statewide mask mandate for the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, but that does not mean anyone can just go maskless wherever they want.
'We Don't Feel Like It's Time': As Indiana Removes Its Mask Mandate, Gary Keeps Its Residents Covered Up"As we reopened some of our nightclubs and bars, we saw a large influx of people from Chicago which obviously affected our infection rate."
Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Tony Evers' Mask MandateThe conservative-leaning court ruled 4-3 that Evers violated state law by unilaterally issuing multiple emergency orders to extend the mandate for months.
COVID In Indiana: Gov. Eric Holcomb Plans To End Statewide Mask Mandate In 2 WeeksIndiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that he plans to lift the statewide mask mandate and remaining COVID-19 business restrictions in two weeks.