Illinois further eases mask guidelines to align with federal court ruling

Masks are no longer required on public transportation in Illinois.

A federal judge on Monday ruled the federal requirement that people wear masks when using public transportation was unenforceable, and on Tuesday the state updated its guidelines to align with the ruling.

Executive Order 2022-06 will be amended to reflect the change. Municipalities retain the right to establish their own mitigations, including masking requirements on public transportation.

“I’m proud of the work our state has done to fight COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable,” Gov. JB Pritzker said. “I continue to urge Illinoisans to follow CDC guidelines . . .

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