City of Carbondale reinstates city-wide mask mandate

The city’s mask mandate reinforces Governor Pritzker’s statewide mandate, requiring masks be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The Carbondale City Council unanimously voted to reinstate a city-wide mask mandate effective immediately during a special city council meeting on Monday, Aug. 30.

The city’s mask mandate reinforces Governor Pritzker’s statewide mandate, requiring masks be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.

The mandate also requires all employers within the city require employees to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible or when employees interact with customers, regardless of their vaccination status.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Illinois. The City of Carbondale encourages all eligible residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors, as well as help ensure our community’s long-term economic recovery. The Jackson County Health Department offers walk-in vaccination clinics Monday through Friday. Click here for details.

There are several other locations in Carbondale where people can get the vaccine. For that list, click here.

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