State Week: Pritzker Orders Indoor Mask Mandate, Vaccines For Teachers And Healthcare Workers
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases brought on by the Delta variant, Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week stepped up mitigations. He announced the state will require masks be worn indoors in public spaces, starting Monday.
Pritzker also announced all teachers and school staff, college and university staff and students and healthcare workers will need to be vaccinated. Those who are unwilling or unable to comply by Sept. 5 will have to be tested at least once a week.
Also, state lawmakers are returning to Springfield Tuesday to likely deal with redistricting changes. While those new maps will impact state offices, congressional redistricting for Illinois is expected to be pushed off until October.
Host Sean Crawford is joined by Charlie Wheeler, Hannah Meisel and Mike Miletich, Capitol Bureau Chief for Gray TV, formerly Quincy Media, on this episode of State Week.