On August 30, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed an Executive Order that states in pertinent part;
THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the Governor of the State of Illinois, pursuant to the Illinois Constitution and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305, Sections 7(1), 7(2), 7(3), 7(8), 7(12), and Section 19 thereof, and consistent with the powers in public health laws, I hereby order the following effective immediately:
Section 1: Face covering requirements for individuals. Beginning on Monday, August 30, 2021, all individuals in Illinois who are age two or over and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in an indoor public place. Illinoisans should also consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
Face coverings may be removed temporarily while actively eating or drinking (including in bars or restaurants), and may be removed by workers at workplaces when they can consistently maintain six feet of distance (such as when workers are in their office or cubicle space).
You can read the full Executive Order at this link.
On Monday, November, 1, 2021, my son took me on errands. It was around 5:10 p.m. when we finished up. I told him that I was hungry but too tired to cook and wanted something other than a burger and fries. We decided to go to Culver’s and the closest one is at 1224 Benington Road. I like their cod dinners and they have broccoli as a side. Because I’m allergic to soy bean oil, (in addition to other things), I’m very limited to what I can eat when ordering out.
The drive-thru was very long and it didn’t look as if the cars were moving, so we parked in the lot and went in. The man greeting us from behind the counter had on a mask that was below his mouth. (Let’s call him Head Person In Charge (HPIC)) If not but for the fact that it was rush-hour (so other places would also be crowded), and the allergies, and I was hungry and tired, I would have turned around and walked out. I stood back from the counter as far as I could. Read the rest of this entry