Governor JB Pritzker and the State of Illinois is appealing a recent ruling on masks in schools to the Illinois Supreme Court. The Governor is appealing after a court refused to lift a restraining order on masks in several school districts. The Governor says this isn’t about the current pandemic but about future ones.
The Governor says that this is the right thing for the State of Illinois.
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules also refused to renew the emergency order put in place by Governor Pritzker. Governor Pritzker says he’s concerned about another pandemic. The mask mandate will be lifted on Monday but no date has been set for lifting it for schools, although a lot of schools have already made masks optional.