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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about COVID-19, the vaccines, and guidance.
If you don't see an answer to your question in the FAQs, please ask us. We are here to help.

0.5 Children (1)

No. School-aged children do not have to quarantine after returning from domestic travel.   They should continue to attend school in-person. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after returning from their trip and should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

06. Guidance/Mandates (8)

Tents, including those used for weddings, must have at least 50% of the sides open in order to be considered an outdoor area. Tents that do not have at least 50% of the sides open are considered public indoor places and occupants must wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status or physical distancing.

Tags: Guidance, Masking

No. There are no domestic or international travel restrictions but the CDC does recommend delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow the CDC’s recommendations found here.

Guidance for domestic travel can be found here.

Guidance for international travel can be found here.

Tag: Travel

No. School-aged children do not have to quarantine after returning from domestic travel.   They should continue to attend school in-person. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after returning from their trip and should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

No. It is possible for a health care setting to be subject to the Executive Order, even if it is not listed.

Yes. Businesses and venues should post clear signage for patrons and the public instructing them on face covering requirements. Signage should be posted at entrances and in various locations throughout the premises, especially those where individuals may congregate. You can download signs in English and Spanish here: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/ccdph-covid-19-communications/

Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 21-22 on September 3, 2021. This Order requires all individuals over the age of 2 and who can medically tolerate a face covering to wear a face covering when in indoor public places. The Executive Order also requires health care workers, school personnel, higher education personnel and students, and employees and contractors of state-owned or operated congregate facilities to be fully vaccinated.

Healthcare workers are defined as people who are employed, contracted or volunteer to provide services at a healthcare facility and are likely to be within 6 feet of others for more than 15 minutes at least once a week on a regular basis.

Local police and public health departments can use traditional police powers and public health authority to enforce the Executive Order.

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