Gov. Pritzker Announces Planned End Date for Illinois Mask Mandate

During a press conference on his 2023 budget proposal Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker announced plans to start rolling back the statewide indoor mask mandate at some locations.

Pritzker said Illinois has handled COVID better than almost every other state in the Midwest, in part because people wore their masks, but he acknowledged everyone is becoming weary of wearing them.

“My intention is, as we’ve seen these numbers peak and heading downward significantly, … to lift the mask mandate in indoor locations by Feb. 28,” he said.

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