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Mask mandate lifting for public transportation in Illinois

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Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 3:59 PM CDT
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(WEEK) - Masks are no longer required on public transit, public transit hubs, or in airports.

Governor JB Pritzker says he is updating his executive order to align with the ending of the enforcement of the federal mask mandate on public transportation after a federal court ruling.

He says however that local municipalities retain the right to establish their own mitigations, including masking requirements on public transportation.

“I’m proud of the work our state has done to fight COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable,” he said. “I continue to urge Illinoisans to follow CDC guidelines and, most importantly, get vaccinated to protect yourself and others.”

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