Indoor mask mandate now in effect across Cook County


A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared masks or face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state as local officials across the state say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

CHICAGO — Cook County’s new mask mandate goes into effect Monday.

The mandate applies to all individuals above the age of two who can medically tolerate a mask to wear one inside multi-unit residential buildings, restaurants, movie theatres, retail establishments and fitness clubs.

Businesses will be required to post signage that states that masks are required.

The order follows Chicago’s indoor mask mandate, which went into effect on Friday.

Masks are already requires in schools under Gov. JB Pritzker’s statewide order.

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