Please note – this is a rapidly-evolving situation. The City of Chicago has not yet updated its Executive Order which mandates face masks in “any common or shared space” of a residential multi-unit building or the mandate that “[m]asks are required in all indoor public settings, including . . . areas of condos and multi-residential buildings.”
To the extent the City of Chicago updates its order, we will be sure to communicate same to our clients. For now, community association boards should consult with their hired professionals, including management and legal counsel, and consider how the board will approach the possibility of “masks optional” in their own community associations by the end of the month.
As we observed in May 2021, despite the State of Illinois and City of Chicago lifting face mask requirements last spring, there was no obligation that a private residential community association “lift” its own face mask requirements. Boards could choose to impose more stringent requirements than the State and/or its municipality and continue to require the use of face masks.
We will keep our clients and newsletter readers apprised of this situation as it evolves.
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