Gov. JB Pritzker has extended the mask mandate for the state of Illinois for an additional 150 days as the state nears 1 million cases of COVID-19. The original mask mandate established through an emergency rule to the Control of Communicable Disease Code expired Sunday, Jan. 3. However, a subsequent emergency rule was filed Jan. 4 and is in effect for 150 days.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 999,288 total cases, including 17,096 deaths
In addition, the IDPH has announced 7,569 new cases of COVID-19 and 139 additional deaths.