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Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Mitigation Order 2022-1 Effective February 28, 2022 6 a.m.

Feb 28, 2022 | News, Press Release

ORDER OF THE
COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
No. 2022-1
COVID-19 MITIGATION
Effective: February 28, 2022

 

WHEREAS, On January 27, 2020, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared that COVID-19, a respiratory illness spread by close contact through respiratory droplets, presents a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

WHEREAS, The Cook County Department of Public Health is the Illinois certified local health department for suburban Cook County, Illinois, with the exception of Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, and Stickney Township, serving 127 municipalities.

WHEREAS, The Cook County Department of Public Health is responsible for determining when a danger to the public health exists within its jurisdiction, and to order measures deemed necessary to protect the public health until such time that the danger to the public health is eliminated or reduced in such a manner that an immediate threat no longer exists.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Cook County, Illinois, Code of Ordinances Sec. 38-33(b), a law enforcement officer with proper jurisdiction shall be authorized to enforce orders issued by the Cook County Department of Public Health with respect to public health measures and shall assist in enforcing such orders.

WHEREAS, The Cook County Department of Public Health has determined that the immediate danger to the public health at this time has reduced in such a manner that mandatory mitigation measures are no longer necessary.

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority delegated to it by the Illinois Department of Public Health pursuant to the Illinois Public Health Act (20 ILCS 2305/1.1 et seq.); the Illinois Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law (20 ILCS 2310/2310-15 et seq.); and the Cook County, Illinois, Code of Ordinances (Chapter 38, Article II et seq.), the Cook County Department of Public Health hereby directs and orders:

Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11 is hereby repealed.

Cook County Department of Public Health encourages businesses to follow any Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois Department of Public Health policy and guideline updates.

Cook County Department of Public Health further encourages Pre-K through 12th grade schools to follow any guidance issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nothing in this Order shall, in any way, alter or modify the legal authority of the State or any county, or local government body.

Dated: 2/27/22

Effective: 2/28/22, 6am
Name: Rachel Rubin
Senior Medical Officer, Co-Lead
Cook County Department of Public Health

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