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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Indoor Masking Requirement Lifted in City Facilities

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As of Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, the City of Wheaton is lifting its indoor masking requirement for visitors and staff within City facilities to match updated State of Illinois guidance. Visitors and staff are no longer required to wear masks inside City facilities, which include City Hall, the Police Department, Fire Stations, Wheaton Public Library and Public Works buildings. 

The City of Wheaton has consistently based its COVID-19 mitigation policies on the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the State of Illinois. Based on continued decreases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the State of Illinois is ending its indoor masking requirement for public buildings in Illinois on Feb. 28. 

Please note that under State of Illinois requirements, masks are still required where federally mandated – including on public transportation (such as Metra trains and Pace buses) – and in health care facilities, long-term care facilities, congregate settings and daycare facilities. In addition, private businesses can choose to implement their own masking requirements. 

The City of Wheaton encourages all citizens to protect the health of our community by implementing the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, such as staying home if you are sick, continued testing when recommended, and being vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 when eligible.

We appreciate our community’s continued respect for one another as we all continue to navigate these challenging times.

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