New restrictions are coming to businesses that may not be enforcing facemask rules. Governor JB Pritzker made the announcement Friday morning in a press conference stating that any businesses, schools, and child care establishments who don’t follow the use of face coverings and gatherings will get a warning, and if need be a fine.
That fine will be anywhere between $75 and $2,500. The Governor made it clear these rules do not apply to individuals but rather businesses themselves.
Governor Pritzker also pushed for the General Assembly to act fast on this and to push through new rules to help the IDPH.
Governor Pritzker also signed into law, increases for paid disability leave for any injury that occurs after March 9th for any firefighters, law enforcement, and paramedics whose recovery may have been hindered by COVID-19.