Covid-19 Information

Village Mask Policy Update

Effective March 1, masks are optional in all municipal buildings in the Village of Western Springs, per revised 

CDC and IDPH guidelines.

From the State:

February 8 - Governor Pritzker announced the end to the indoor mask mandate, effective February 28. 

December 27 - Governor Pritzker announces mass vaccination sites in response to increased demand for boosters. 

November 12 - Governor Pritzker has issued an Executive Order, extending the pandemic public health emergency another 30 days, through December 11, 2021. 

October 15 - IDPH has issued Halloween guidance for 2021.

August 30 - a state-wide indoor mask mandate has been re-instated for everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.

July 28 - IDPH fully aligns with new CDC masking guidance.

June 4 - Gov. Pritzker announced that Illinois will enter Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois re-opening plan on Friday, June 11. 

May 6 - Gov. Pritzker announced that Illinois will enter the "bridge to phase 5" of the reopening plan on Friday, May 14.

March 18 - The Governor's Office and IDPH announced a new bridge phase from Phase 4 to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. In addition, they announced that all those aged 16+ would be vaccine-elgible starting April 12, and shared a vaccination update.

March 15 - IDPH launches a call center to help those who are unable to navigate online appointments for COVID-19 vaccines.

From the County: 

February 28 - CCDPH to lift mitigation order 2021-11.

January 21 - The Assessor's Office will automatically renew certain property tax exemptions for 2022. 

December 21 - CCDPH announces a vaccine mandate, effective January 3, 2022. 

August 20 - CCDPH announces a mandatory mask mandate, beginning Monday, August 22.

June 11 - CCDPH is issuing re-opening guidance removing all capacity limits and restrictions on all sectors of the economy. 

May 3 - CCDPH is offering in-home vaccinations for those in suburban Cook County who qualify. 

April 12 - CCDPH has expanded vaccine eligibility to all county residents aged 16 and older, or Phase 2 of the Community Vaccination Program. Pre-register at to be notified when appointments become available at Cook County Health sites.

March 31- CCDPH has expanded vaccine eligibility to include all remaining essential workers included in Phase 1C.

From the Village President:

President Gallagher makes regular public health statements at the Board of Trustees meetings. Read them here

Village Operations:

Village Hall is open to the public. Masks are optional per CDC/IDPH guidelines. Residents may also use the drop box provided outside the main doors, or call the front desk at 708-246-1800 for assistance.

The Village is holding public meetings using Zoom Webinar - a link to each public meeting (on the Calendar & Events page) will be added to this page two (2) hours before the meeting. Learn more at:

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