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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Ordinance Requires Face Masks In Public



CARBONDALE – In response to the recent tide of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County, on July 30, 2020, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring face masks in all public places within Carbondale city limits.

The ordinance makes clear that all persons within Carbondale engaging in “activity outside of their residence, while other people are present, shall wear protective face coverings when it’s not possible to maintain 6’ social distance from others.”

The Council approved the measure in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of the community.

The mask requirement will be in effect until the State of Illinois enters Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, unless repealed sooner by the City.

Please educate yourself on this new ordinance by reading it in its entirety here.

On July 31, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported that Jackson County is now considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19. To read more from the IDPH, click here.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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