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Cook County Department of Public Health Mitigation Guidance

On June 11, 2021, the state of Illinois entered Phase 5 – Illinois Restored. CCDPH issued Mitigation Order 2021-9, which repeals the previous order and aligns our suburban jurisdiction with Phase 5 guidance effective June 11. Phase 5 guidance includes limited circumstances and settings where all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, must continue to wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidance: 1) on public transportation, 2) in congregate facilities, 3) in health care settings, and where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

Although people who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering under state guidance, businesses and venues should be supportive of customers and employees who choose to wear a mask. Additionally, persons who are immunocompromised should consider wearing a face covering when in settings where others may not be fully vaccinated.

All unvaccinated persons should wear face coverings in crowded settings, both indoors and outdoors, especially when youth are present.

All businesses and venues should support physical distancing to the extent possible, especially in indoor settings. Businesses and venues should apply best practices in managing distancing in such places as concessions/counters, public restrooms, and lines/queuing. Businesses and venues may continue to require face coverings and/or physical distancing.

The Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Illinois Department of Public Health have separate guidance. Individuals in schools, day care settings, and educational institutions should continue to guidance issued by those departments.

Establishments previously cited for violation under the Cook County Department of Public Health Mitigation Orders 2020-1 and 2020-2 will be retained by the Department but not listed. Should Orders come back into effect, issued citations will be posted on this webpage.

CCDPH Mitigation Orders

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, several Mitigation Orders and Recommendations have been issued by the Cook County Department of Public Health. The Mitigation Orders can be seen below:

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-9

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-09 was issued on June 11, 2021 and updates the Mitigation Guidelines to reopening at full capacity.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-8

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-08 was issued on May 14, 2021 and updates the Mitigation Guidelines capacities to enter the Bridge to Phase 5.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-7

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-07 was issued on April 30, 2021.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-6

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-6 was issued on March 26, 2021.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-5

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-5 was issued on March 2, 2021.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-4

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-04 was issued on February 16, 2021 and updates the Mitigation Guidelines capacities for Social Settings. increasing indoor dining capacities to the lesser of 40% or 50 people.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-3

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-3 was issued on February 10, 2021 and updates the Mitigation Guidelines capacities for Social Settings. increasing indoor dining capacities to the lesser of 25% or 50 people.

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-2

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-2 was issued on February 5, 2021 and updates the Mitigation Guidelines capacities for Social Settings

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-1

CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-01 was issued on February 2, 2021 initiates Phase 4 Mitigation Guidance.

Executive Orders

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, several Executive Orders and Recommendations have been issued by the State of Illinois and Governor Pritzker. The Executive Orders can be viewed here.

Updated 5/20/2021, 3:11 PM

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