US state Illinois accommodates mask mandate

US state Illinois accommodates mask mandate

Washington: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has adjusted the US state’s mask mandate, saying that fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to cover the face in most situations.
News agency Xinhua quoted the Chicago Tribune as saying that following new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on May 13, Pritzker on Monday adjusted the state mask mandate, which has been for more than a year. First came into force.
Still, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that America’s third-largest city needed more information before changing its rules on masks.
Lightfoot said that social distance would remain important.
Meyer hopes to reopen Chicago by July 4 without a capacity restriction.
The newspaper reported that cities are allowed to make rules that are stricter than regulations issued by the state or federal government, and Chicago has not yet said its mask mandate to align with the new federal guidance When will it be revised.
Businesses are also free to continue requiring masks.
The CDC guidelines do not apply to health care settings, and people are still required to wear masks while riding on trains, buses, planes, or other forms of public transport, as well as airports and bus and train stations.
State health officials reported 946 new confirmed and probable cases of Kovid-19 on Monday, the lowest since 782 cases reported on March 15, and the second time this year to record fewer than 1,000 cases a day. .
The statewide case positivity rate, the percentage of new cases as part of total trials, averaged 2.4 percent over the seven days, the lowest since a similar rate was reported on March 18.

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