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COVID-19 Informational Resources

This page contains links to a variety of resources provided by the State of Illinois, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, City of Springfield, Illinois Department of Public Health, U.S. Small Business Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others.

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State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Page


Illinois Aligns Mask Guidance with CDC

On May 17, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker issued a new Executive Order (2021-10) providing that individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a wear a mask indoors or outdoors. The new Illinois order follows the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Announces New Mask Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People (5/13/2021)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new guidelines that ease indoor mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.  Fully vaccinated people can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.


CDC Issues New Outdoor Mask Guidance

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated people.  As part of this new guidance, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.  Also, those fully vaccinated can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.  Full details can be found at the link above.

CDC - Learn More About COVID-19 pages


Sangamon County Department of Public Health


State of Illinois (Older COVID Updates)

Bridge Phase starting May 14

Governor Announces New Bridge Phase

Governor Pritzker announced details on a "BRIDGE PHASE" between the current Phase 4 and the coming Phase 5.  Once 70% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and barring any reversals in our COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period, the BRIDGE PHASE will begin with increased capacity limits in both indoor and outdoor settings.  The BRIDGE PHASE guidance for various industries, activities, events, and gatherings can be found here.


Illinois Department of Public Health


Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity


COVID-19 Updates - 1/15/2021



City of Springfield

Mask Requirement and Executive Order information.

Restaurant and Bar supplemental documents for outdoor dining and parklet information.

Mayor's Emergency Orders


COVID-19 Map - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


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