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Lake County now under CDC, state’s indoor mask recommendation

Lake County is now under the state’s recommendation for all people to wear masks indoors after the CDC on Saturday categorized the county as having “substantial” transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday afternoon that it was “fully adopting” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest masking recommendations. […]

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Face masks to be required in all Lake County government buildings regardless of vaccination status

County officials have announced that face coverings will be required again in all Lake County government buildings starting on Monday as COVID-19 cases rise in the state. The requirement will be for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to Alex Carr, Interim Chief Communications Officer for Lake County. Carr said the mandate comes after the […]

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McHenry County now under CDC, state’s indoor mask recommendation

McHenry County is now under the state’s recommendation for all people to wear masks indoors after health officials on Wednesday categorized the county as having “substantial” transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday afternoon that it was “fully adopting” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest masking recommendations. […]

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Gov. Pritzker officially lifts Illinois mask mandate for vaccinated residents

Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially lifted his mask mandate for vaccinated Illinois residents on Monday, aligning with guidance issued last week by the CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance Thursday, saying that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing except where required by federal or […]

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Gov. Pritzker says Illinois will follow CDC guidance, modify mask mandate for vaccinated people

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he would update the state’s mask mandate in line with the CDC after they announced vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask in almost all indoor or outdoor settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance Thursday, saying that fully vaccinated people can resume […]