Illinois Department of Public Health mask mandate continues in health care settings, hospitals, doctors’ offices

Dr. Mary Kelleher, MD MPH, the Chief Medical Officer at Berks Community Health Center. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

Dr. Mary Kelleher, MD MPH, the Chief Medical Officer at Berks Community Health Center. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

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While mask mandates for buses, planes and trains dropped nationally last week, due to a federal judge’s ruling, and Illinois followed suit after dropping masking requirements in most stores and schools earlier this year, masking requirements continue in public health facilities. 

Health care settings are some of the last places in Illinois where everyone must continue to wear masks over their mouths and noses, with the state still requiring

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