December 7, 2021
DuPage County Health Department urges residents to get vaccinated as numbers rise. See press release here.
IL Dept. of Health issues Halloween Guidance.
As we enter fall, families are starting to plan for upcoming fall events and the holiday season. It is best to plan precautionary measures for Halloween as most trick-or-treaters are children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. It is safest to plan for outdoor events and to dress for the weather. Keeping a safe physical distance from others outside one’s household will also reduce risk. Also remember that everyone aged 2 years and older in Illinois, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when in public indoor settings. Ultimately, the best precautionary measure for the holiday season is for those who are eligible (12 years old and up) to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and for everyone 6 months and older to get the seasonal flu vaccine. Find more information on having fun while staying safe this Halloween from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Full details can be found here. https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/Halloween
DuPage County Health Department releases statement on Pfizer Booster Vaccination. Read New Release here.
Governor JB Pritzker announced, effective Monday, August 30, the entire state will be under an indoor face covering mandate, regardless of vaccination status.
In addition to the face covering requirements, Governor Pritzker announced that all healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, all Pre-K-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students will be required to be fully vaccinated or submit to, at a minimum, weekly COVID-19 testing.
It will be up to the individual entities to enforce the new face covering and vaccination requirements.
Starting August 9th, the Village will be mandating masks for all individuals vaccinated or not, at their public buildings, per CDC recommendations. We highly encourage the non-vaccinated get vaccinated.
July 28, 2021 the CDC has issued update guidelines due to the Delta variant of Covid-19. They are recommending everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. See the current press release here.
June 11th the state of Illinois is moving to Phase 5 (Illinois Restored). The guidance from the State of IL for businesses and venues can be found here. Please note businesses and municipalities are permitted to continue requiring face coverings and social distancing as deemed appropriate. Unvaccinated persons should wear face coverings when in public. Public transportation and health care facilities still require all members of the public to wear face coverings.