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Governor Pritzker announces mask requirements for P-12 schools and long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of the Delta variant

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

As COVID-19 infection rates across the state continue to increase, Governor Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools and day cares across the state. The governor announced his intent to require all state employees working in congregate facilities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by October 4th. Additionally, the state is requiring universal masking in private long-term care facilities.