The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued a new COVID-19 Mitigation order for all of Cook County, effective Monday, January 3, 2022, which will require individuals age 5 and older to show proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to gain entry to certain establishments. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or two weeks after their one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
Since the Riverside Town Hall is a government building, and since certain meetings and events held inside the Town Hall fall within defined parameters from the CCDPH, individuals visiting the Town Hall may be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated before they enter, all depending on the nature of one’s visit.
For example, if you are visiting the Town Hall for an indoor event where food and/or drink will be served and consumed on-site, or for a recreation and exercise class, then Riverside Township will be required to confirm that every individual in attendance is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are visiting to partake in services like the Food Pantry, Medical Equipment rental, financial assistance, the Assessor’s office, or stopping by the Village of Riverside’s office, then you do not need to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated.
Face masks are still required for all individuals, aged 2 and older, at all times while inside the Town Hall, regardless of vaccination status.
You can view the entire order from the Cook County Department of Public Health, here.