Illinois Ending School Mask Mandate Today
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Illinois is removing its school mask mandate today. Governor Pritzker said new federal COVID-19 guidance will allow the state to end its school masking requirement. The change comes a week after an appellate court rejected the governor’s attempt to enforce his COVID mitigation orders for Illinois schools. The Illinois Supreme Court also denied his appeal of a restraining order in a lawsuit challenging the school mask mandate.