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'Coexist with COVID:' Pritzker, Ezike plan to lift mask mandate by Feb. 28

–Capitol News Illinois If hospitalizations for COVID-19 contin- ue to decline for the rest of the month, Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to lift his executive order that mandates face coverings indoors by Feb. 28. The plan does not apply to schools. It’s unclear what level of rise in hospitalizations could lead the state to change its course, but Pritzker and health officials said at an afternoon news conference Wednesday that such a scenario was not out of the


Regardless of what happens with hospitalizations, masks will continue to be man- dated at schools, on school buses and other public...


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