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Masks required in all state facilities for vaccinated and unvaccinated in Illinois

Face coverings are now required in all state facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. To align with rising cases and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), citizens are required to wear a mask in public indoor settings with high transmission.
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Coronavirus in Illinois: 11,682 New COVID Cases, 39 Deaths, 154K Vaccinations in the Past Week

Illinois health officials on Friday reported 11,682 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 39 additional deaths and more than 154,000 new vaccine doses administered. COVID cases statewide have increased 46% over the last week, with hospitalizations up 35%, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Intensive care unit admissions also increased by 24% and there was a 41% increase of COVID patients on ventilators.
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Illinois public health officials announce 11,682 new cases of Coronavirus disease

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, July 23, 2021. More than 74% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 58% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Face Coverings Now Required in All State Facilities, Regardless of Vaccination Status

The state of Illinois announced Thursday (July 29, 2021) that face coverings are now required in all State facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The announcements comes as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the majority of counties across Illinois are experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission, now including Cook County.
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State of Illinois Announces Face Coverings Now Required in All State Facilities, Regardless of Vaccination Status

Announcement Follows Updated CDC Guidance and Comes as Cook County Now Shows Substantial Transmission. The State of Illinois today announced that face coverings are now required in all State facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The announcements comes as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the majority of counties across Illinois are experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission, now including Cook County. The state is taking this action as an employer to protect its employees, but more broadly, the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continue to recommend everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor setting in areas with substantial and high transmission.
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Face coverings required in all Illinois state buildings, regardless of vaccination status

Announcement follows updated CDC guidance and comes as Cook County now shows substantial transmission. CHICAGO, Ill. (July 29, 2021) — The State of Illinois announced that face coverings are now required in all State facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The announcement comes as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the majority of counties across Illinois are experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission, now including Cook County. The state is taking this action as an employer to protect its employees, but more broadly, the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continue to recommend everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor setting in areas with substantial and high transmission.