Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new rules Friday designed to better enforce mask requirements and give local authority guidelines to enforce compliance.
The new emergency rules were set up by the Illinois Health Department and consist of multiple steps to enforce wearing face coverings, including a warning and fines for non-compliance, Pritzker told reporters in Chicago. The rules are designed to provide local authority guidelines to enforce compliance.
“There’s still ever greater need for people to wear masks,” Pritzker said.
The governor also said he signed legislation to enhance workers’ rights and increase disability pay and paid leave when their pay has been altered due to Covid-19-related reasons.