Illinois Brings Back Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate, Effective Monday

Written By Joe Boozell on August 30, 2021
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Illinois Governor The domestic mask requirement will resume on Monday thanks to JB Pritzker.

That means all Illinois casino patrons will need to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. The move comes as Illinois is amid a COVID-19 delta variant surge.

DraftKings at Casino Queen and Jumer’s Casino and Hotel gave their patrons a heads up over the weekend:

As of now, there are no indoor capacity restrictions in Illinois — meaning all 10 of the state’s casinos can operate at 100% capacity.

But Pritzker warned last week that more mitigations could be coming if COVID-19 metrics don’t decline:

We & rsquo are constantly examining the list of options we might need to implement in order to reduce the numbers. I’ll just tell you that if we are unable to reduce these numbers, hospitals keep filling up, and ICU beds and beds become as full as they are in Kentucky, which is right next door to Illinois andndash, we will need to impose considerably greater mitigations. & rdquo,

As of last year, COVID – 19 degrees were present in all 102 of Illinois andrsquo counties, with high transfer rates. According to Pritzker, the state is & ldquo, running out of time just as our hospitals are. & rdquo,

Illinois residents were also urged to receive vaccinations by the government.

To be clear, the vaccination is the best tool we have for preventing deaths and keeping patients out of the hospital, & ldquo, Let & rsquo.

White Sox face guidelines for the Cubs receive an update

For a while, the Cubs and White Sox did not require vaccinated people to wear masks at any point. But Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field are now requiring fans to mask up (in certain situations) regardless of vaccination status.

The Cubs’ official policy states:

The Chicago Department of Public Health is mandating that everyone over the age of 2 wear a face covering in public indoor settings, unless actively eating or drinking, while seated, in accordance with updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC ) and based on Chicago & rsquo’s current COVID – 19 data. All Wrigley Field visitors who are not fully immunized must always wear a mouth cover, with the exception of when eating or drinking while seated.

Given that both Chicago and Regina’s sports stadiums are located outside, there is a gray area in this area. However, there are enclosed indoor spaces like a luxury package or group store inside the ballparks. Those appear to be applicable around.

Can I re-register for online sports betting in Illinois?

For seven-plus months, Pritzker allowed for online sports betting registration due to COVID-19. Illinois sports betting revenue took off as a result.

But, in early April, the governor brought back the in-person registration requirement as vaccines became widely available.

Since then, Illinois has had in-person casino subscription. And while we wouldn’t qualify on Pritzker changing his mind, it is now more likely than it was a few months ago.

Illinois however April saw the introduction of Phase 4. In order to comply with the helmet requirement, interior spaces had a 50 % capacity restriction.

In other words, the condition has become more transparent since then. However, in all fairness, the government had planned for in-person registration to stop at the end of this year.

It may make sense to reinstate online registration with only a few weeks left in 2021 and the river variation wreaking havoc.

Illinois hasn’t often acted rationally when it comes to the implementation of sports betting, of course. We’ll keep you informed with any new updates, Play Illinois & nbsp. image
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