The Village has announced that Mayor Dan DiMaria has taken action to rescind Executive Directive 2020-01. The mayor issued the Executive Directive on April 15, 2020 in response to growing local COVID-19 concerns at the time. Currently, 53% of Morton Grove residents are fully vaccinated against the virus and 66% have received at least one vaccine dose. The Village continues to urge qualifying residents who are not yet vaccinated to consult their physician and get a shot if eligible.
This latest executive action follows a change in federal guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that indicates people who are fully vaccinated may go without masks under certain conditions. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving either the two-dose series from Pfizer or Moderna, or the single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Morton Grove will rely on the State of Illinois Executive Order 2021-12– Reopening Phase for guidance concerning general mask use by the public. All federal, state and regional public health metrics and associated guidance will continue to be monitored moving forward. The Village will review the resulting COVID response protocols from these authorities and implement future public health recommendations as appropriate. The use of face coverings within municipally operated buildings will continue in the immediate future until otherwise advised by the Village’s corporate insurance carrier.
The complete CDC mask guidance can be found on the Village website at www.mortongroveil.org.