Monday marks the start of another mask mandate In Illinois.
Anyone age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask indoors.
Governor JB Pritzker issued the mandate in response for the statewide increase of COVID-19 cases.
The governor also announced that all health care workers, including nursing home employees, and educators from kindergarten through college — as well as eligible students — will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.
The start of the mandate coincides with the start of school for Chicago Public Schools. Monday is a return to in-person learning five days a week for the entire district for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.