State’s mask situation continues to change

Despite Governor JB Pritzker’s Feb. 9 announcement that the statewide indoor mask mandate would be lifted on Feb. 28, over the past week the topic has proven to still be quite controversial.

Late on Feb. 15, The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted to suspend the latest version of COVID-19 mitigations for public schools, saying in part that those rules were still being litigated in a state appellate court.

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