Illinois Mask Mandate Likely to Remain in Place Through Thanksgiving

Illinois Mask Mandate Likely to Remain in Place Through Thanksgiving


The statewide mask mandate in Illinois will likely remain in place through Thanksgiving, Illinois Department of Public Health Director (IDPH) Dr. Ngozi Ezike suggested this week.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s (D) statewide mask mandate, which he announced in August, has no signs of ending as the holidays approach, despite the Democrat governor’s previous desire to “remove the mitigations as we approach the holidays.” However, with cases spiking in the state, IDPH Director Ezike is casting doubts on that timeline.

Citing substantial spread of the coronavirus across the state, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces a statewide mandate requiring masks be worn in all Illinois public schools, preschool through high school, on August 04, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois (Scott Olson/Getty Images).

“As we’ve moved indoors, we haven’t

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