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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS ANNOUNCING NEW RULES TO HELP ENFORCE COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES. 

 

THE RULES ONLY APPLY TO BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE FACILITIES…AND AIM TO BOOST COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH MANDATES SAYS GOVERNOR PRITZKER.

 

 

THE FIRST STEP WILL BE A WARNING, FOLLOWED BY ASKING PATRONS TO LEAVE IF A BUSINESS IS CAUGHT FAILING TO COMPLY A SECOND TIME. IF THERE IS A THIRD VIOLATION, THE BUSINESS MAY BE HIT WITH A MISDEMEANOR CHARGES AND A FINE RANGING FROM 75 DOLLARS TO 25-HUNDRED.

 

 

INDIVIDUALS WILL NOT FACE PENALTIES, ALTHOUGH EVERYONE NEEDS TO COMPLY WITH THE MANDATES. THE RULES WILL HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE THAT MEETS NEXT WEEK.

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