Governor JB Pritzker is reinstating a mask mandate in Illinois for all indoor settings starting on Monday. The Governor announced on Thursday morning that regardless of vaccination status you will have to wear a mask. He says the science and the data show that numbers are rising and they fear the worst.
Governor Pritzker says not enough Illinoisans are getting the vaccine and that is what is keeping COVID-19 hospitalizations going. The new rules are that all healthcare workers must be vaccinated or test weekly.
Governor Pritzker is requiring vaccines for all state employees who work in congregate settings, teachers and educators must get the vaccine or be willing to test at least once a week starting September 5th.
Governor Pritzker says the faster people get vaccinated, the quicker things can return to normal.
The Governor has said before that he will reinstate further restrictions if the numbers don’t start getting better.