Daily Archives: August 27, 2020

Village Board passes Norridge face covering requirement

Individual violators face fines between $25 to $750, business owners criminal penalties

The Village of Norridge board of trustees, at the August 26th board meeting, unanimously passed an ordinance requiring all persons inside Norridge to wear a face covering, with some exceptions.

Norridge now requires face coverings

Residents must wear a mask when:

  • Visiting a store or health care provider
  • Picking up food at a drive-through
  • Using public transportation, such as a bus, taxi, or ride-sharing services
  • Public-facing employees of businesses and churches when interacting with customers and coworkers

Residents must also wear a covering outside “while other people are present”.

Exceptions include:

  • Children under 2, and adults with qualifying medical conditions
  • Walking or running while maintaining at least 6 feet of distance
  • When eating or drinking, inside or outside
  • Alone or with members of the same household

Violators may be fined from $25 to $750. Businesses face a Class A misdemeanor criminal penalty and up to $2,500 fine.