Effective Monday, August 30, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker returned the State of Illinois to a “mask mandate” for indoor spaces based upon increased test positivity and rising hospitalization rates. Residents are encouraged to follow the “mandate” as it is consistent with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Throughout the pandemic, the Village of Palatine has looked to the CDC for guidance on all aspects of the pandemic – from return to work policies to mask requirements. There are numerous levels of government that have tried to implement their own rules and regulations which has done nothing but confuse the public. The CDC has taken a scientific and practical approach to the pandemic. The CDC has designated our area as “substantial or high transmission”, thus the mask guideline consistent with the Governor’s order.