Governor JB Pritzker doubled down on Sunday on his request for the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to support his newest executive order fining businesses, schools, and childcare centers who don’t require their patrons to wear masks. The Governor spoke at a press conference on Sunday saying that American’s want a mask mandate.
Governor Pritzker also says that this is a way to support employees whose bosses may not support masks.
The Governor insists he is not doing this as a political game. He is doing it to keep people safe.
The Illinois Public Health Association has come out in favor of the Governor’s new ruling saying in a released statement, “On behalf of the 88 certified local health departments our association represents, we stand in support of these emergency rules proposed by the governor to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the public.”