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Venues change COVID rules, executive order updated – NBC Chicago

Chicago-area businesses and sites are changing their masking and vaccine requirements as the city and Illinois lift their mandates.

Gov. JB Pritzker issued an updated executive order on Monday, officially ending mandatory masking in most indoor environments in the state.

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today:

Chicago Travel Advisory Set for Tuesday Update

Chicago’s travel advisory could see a big update on Tuesday as officials noted last week that up to six additional states and territories could drop off the city’s warning list.

Last week, Maryland was removed from the list, leaving 48 states and four territories still on the advisory. But health officials said three states and three territories could join Maryland, if they stay below the threshold for another week.

Pritzker issues updated executive order as Mask’s tenure ends

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued an updated executive order on Monday, officially ending mandatory masking in most indoor environments in the state.

Under the new order, masks will no longer be required inside most businesses and will no longer be required inside schools, but these institutions will be allowed to enact their own mask requirements at their own discretion. , according to the order.

Learn more here.

Here’s how COVID measures compare to when Illinois first ended its mask mandate

In a long-awaited decision, Illinois on Monday rescinded its mask mandate, allowing residents to stop wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces.

The decision was significant, as it has been nearly six months to the day since Illinois reinstated its mask mandate in August 2021 in response to a spike in the delta variant.

Previously, the state had lasted just over three months with an amended or eliminated mask mandate, after removing the mask requirement for those vaccinated in May 2021 and completely repealing all COVID mitigations in June.

Learn more here.

Arenas, theaters and more: How venues are responding to the lifting of mask mandates

As Chicago and Illinois lift city and state vaccination and mask mandates, some of the city’s biggest venues are making their own decisions.

From the United Center to the Chicago Theater and more, venues for some of the region’s biggest events are announcing changes to their COVID protocols.

Learn more here.

United Center to adjust COVID rules as Chicago lifts mask and vaccine mandates

The United Center is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines in the arena following the City of Chicago’s lifting of its mask and vaccination proof mandates for restaurants, bars and other covered establishments, the arena announced Monday. morning.

Learn more here.

What to know as mask mandates end Monday in Chicago and Illinois

Mask mandates are being lifted across Illinois, including Chicago, on Monday, marking the end of a months-long requirement for many indoor public spaces.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t need masks in some places.

Here’s what you need to know as warrants are lifted.

Metra and CTA remind passengers that masks are still necessary despite the lifting of mandates

As mask mandates are lifted across Illinois and Chicago on Monday, face coverings will no longer be required in many places, but mask policies remain in place for public transportation and Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority on remind passengers.

The new guidelines do not change the federal requirement to wear masks on public transit and indoors at airports, train stations and bus stations.

The Chicago Transit Authority reminded travelers on Saturday that masks are still required on public buses and trains, as well as inside the station.

Metra also issued a runners alert on Monday morning.

Learn more here.

Here are the counties in Illinois where you should always wear a mask, according to the CDC

The United States has relaxed mask guidelines for the majority of Americans, explaining that more than 70% of people live in areas where masks can be safely removed indoors.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a change in measures on Friday that relies less heavily on COVID-19 cases and instead gives more weight to hospitalizations and hospital capacity.

While the new recommendation means most people don’t need to wear masks indoors, that’s not the case for everyone in Illinois.

A total of 21 counties in Illinois are experiencing problematic measures and are listed as having “high” COVID transmission.

Learn more here.

CPS reminds parents that the mask mandate remains in effect for students and teachers

Although mask mandates in public places and schools across the state of Illinois end Monday, Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents that face covering requirements will remain in effect at educational facilities. from the city.

The CPS mask mandate, part of an agreement reached between city officials and the Chicago Teachers Union earlier this year, will remain in effect for the time being, according to a letter sent to parents on Sunday.

“To ensure the continued safety of our students and staff, CPS will continue to require universal masking in our schools and offices for now,” said CPS CEO Pedro Martinez.

Learn more here.

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