Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday he would like to remove the state’s mask mandate as the winter holidays approach, but did not give a specific timeline or metric for the state to hit in order for him to rescind it.
Parkview Christian Academy is scheduled to present its case in court later this month for a temporary restraining order against the Illinois State Board of Education over its move to revoke the school’s recognition for not acknowledging the statewide mask mandate.
Cary School District 26′s school board has rescheduled a recent meeting after a group of parents acted “disruptive and uncivil,” and refused to wear masks as required, resulting in a call to police.
As students continue to follow indoor mask mandates and school districts scramble to get their staffs vaccinated in one week, legal resources maintain Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has the authority to issue such mandates.
Driven by low vaccination rates and low ICU capacity in the southern and central parts of Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a vaccine mandate for school teachers and employees, effective Sept. 5, and a statewide indoor mask mandate, effective Monday
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday morning is expected to announce a statewide indoor mask mandate for everyone 2 and older as well as a vaccine mandate for all kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education employees
A new poll finds that a majority of Americans support mask and vaccine mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools
Masks will once again be required at all indoor public settings in suburban Cook County starting Monday.
Not all superintendents who spoke Wednesday opposed the mask mandate or ISBE’s enforcement of it. Sheri Smith, superintendent of the Forrestville Valley School District in northwest Illinois, argued that putting districts on probation might be too lenient.
Since last week, Illinois State Board of Education has put 21 school districts on probation for flouting a universal mask mandate for students ordered by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Aug. 4 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.