Illinois, under the leadership of Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, is recommending vaccinated individuals wear face coverings.
The Illinois COVID-19 Executive order was updated October 14, asking vaccinated individuals to wear a mask. It essentially amends a previous executive order, which originally urged those who were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated to wear a face covering. The new version encourages “all individuals,” regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.
The previous executive order stated: “Any individual who is not fully vaccinated and who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) should cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.”
All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are recommended to wear a face covering consistent with CDC guidance. Notably, the definition of “fully vaccinated” remains unclear and confusing for many, as federal health officials continue to recommend American to get booster shots, meaning s0me are quadruple jabbed.
What is more, federal health officials seemed to be aware that cloth and surgical masks would not stop the transmission of the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted it February 2020, telling former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Burwell in an email the “typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.”