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Mask back up: COVID-19 variant fuels new surge, return to mask requirements (free content)

It was good while it lasted. 

In early June, mask requirements for those fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 were relaxed and local residents were enjoying seeing their neighbors smiles for the first time in more than a year.

The feeling of liberation was welcome, but of course the pandemic was not and is not over. 

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance recommending that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings, even those who are fully vaccinated. 

The state of Illinois, Cook County and the village of . . .

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