Phase 5 is coming today. The awaited time for things to get back to normal is here, and for many people it seems like an eternity has happened since Illinois Governor JB Pritzker introduced the phase system at the height of the coronavirus. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Public Health Department says that phase 5 will be encompassing a lot of different things all at once.
Dr. Ezike says that while COVID-19 is not over, it’s nice to get back to normal.
With 90% effectiveness for the vaccine, Dr. Ezike is once again encouraging everyone to get their vaccine. For those who have been fully vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask in most areas. There are some areas where you are still going to be asked to mask up.
According to Dr. Ezike, as far as schools go, masks are still going to be required for the time being.
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