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Illinois Updates Mask Mandate Based on New CDC Guidance, Governor Announces by NBC News May 17, 2021

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that the state’s mask mandate is changing following new guidance for fully vaccinated people from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pritzker said he is issuing an updated executive order that will remove the mask requirement for fully vaccinated residents in most settings and the Illinois Department of Public Health “is rescinding emergency rules in the Control of Communicable Disease Code that enforce masking and distancing for vaccinated people in business settings.”

Officials said unvaccinated residents should continue wearing masks in most settings and residents should continue wearing masks on public transportation, in congregate facilities and in healthcare settings regardless of their vaccination status.

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