Pritzker Keeping Mask Mandate In Place Until Hospitalization Drops
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Governor JB Pritzker says the state’s mask mandate will stay in place until hospitalization numbers drop. Pritzker received a booster shot before making the announcement Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the same day that over 12-hundred Illinoisans were hospitalized for COVID-19, the highest number in nearly two weeks. Illinois is one of six states to have mask mandates that apply equally to vaccinated and unvaccinated people.