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Students to Wear Masks Due to COVID Case Surge

By Travis Volz

As the Delta variant of the COVID virus continues to surge throughout the state, especially among the unvaccinated population, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that masks will be required in schools this fall.

Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced last week that masks will be required for students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools and day cares across the state.

The announcement was framed by the Pritzker administration as a way to stave off a wave of new cases with the start of school, especially in light of the fact that only children 12 and older are currently eligible for vaccination.

Read the full story in this week’s issue.

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