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Illinois fully aligns with new CDC masking recommendations

State and national health agencies are recommending a partial return to mask-wearing, even for those who have received COVID-19 vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines on Tuesday recommending that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. Cook County is at a moderate level of transmission, one step below the substantial level, according to the CDC.

The CDC is also recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K . . .

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