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Masked American Studies students work on an assignment together on August 27 in room 289 at the Upper Campus. Governor Pritzkers mandate will impact both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff, but will not change the policy already put in place.

Governor reinstates Illinois mask mandate

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Governor JB Pritzker reinstated the Illinois mask mandate on Thursday, August 26. People in Illinois are now required to wear their mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.  Due to a steep rise...

For some reason, there is debate about mask wearing in the United States, but the science is clear (even if it hasn’t always been consistent): wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Opinion: Wearing your mask is the right thing to do

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

COVID-19 has been a very large obstacle in people’s lives worldwide and has caused division due to beliefs in the virus itself — especially the ways to prevent the virus. Though it is also encouraged...

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