The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new COVID-19 guidance in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases amongst unvaccinated persons and the highly contagious Delta variant. The CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) recommend that all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, wear face masks indoors when in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission rates. The CDC added Cook County to the list of counties seeing “substantial” COVID-19 transmission.
As a result, the Village of Glencoe is now requiring face masks inside all Village-operated buildings, including the Glencoe Golf Club, for all individuals over the age of two regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. All persons attending public Village meetings in person must also wear a mask. Given the rapidly evolving situation, certain meetings may revert to being held virtually; please visit the Village's website for updated public meeting information.
Businesses are urged to align their practices with CDC guidance and encourage employees and customers to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and vaccination is available to everyone age 12 and older at no cost. Getting your COVID-19 vaccination is essential to reducing the case count in Glencoe and protecting those who cannot be vaccinated, such as all children under the age of 12 and immunocompromised individuals.