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Pritzker ends Illinois mask mandate for public transit

Two women board a blue, low-floor bus at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District headquarters.

CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is ending the state’s mask mandate on public transportation a day after a federal judge overturned the government’s plan to keep restrictions in place until May 3.

Masks will no longer will be required on public transit, in public transit hubs, or at airports.

However, local governments can maintain their own mask mandates on public transportation. Pritzker said Tuesday he was continuing “to urge Illinoisans to follow CDC guidelines and, most importantly, get vaccinated to protect yourself and others.”

A decision ending the federal mask mandate on aircraft and public transit was issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa.

 

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