New Cook County CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-11 Goes Into Effect Monday, January 3, 2022

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Cook County has issued CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-11, which requires certain establishments to verify that patrons ages 5 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and continues the County mask mandate for those ages 2 and older.

The new Mitigation Order goes into effect on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Locations Requiring Proof of Vaccination:

The Cook County Vaccine Requirements will apply to the following public indoor places and businesses must post signage advising patrons of this County vaccine requirement:

  • Indoor Dining Establishments: Establishments, including, but not limited to; bars, breweries, wine/spirit tasting rooms, restaurants, private clubs, country clubs, banquet halls, dining areas within any public business that is ancillary to the main business (cafes within grocery stores, other retail, etc.), coffee shops, food courts, and food halls;
  • Event Spaces: Establishments, including, but not limited to; hotel ballrooms, commercial events, party venues, and nightclubs;
  • Recreation and Entertainment Venues: Establishments with areas where food or beverages are served, including but not limited to; movie theaters, live performance spaces (including live theater and live music), sports arenas, skating rinks, arcades, bowling alleys, play spaces, and family entertainment centers; and
  • All Indoor Settings for Recreation and Exercise: Establishments including but not limited to, health clubs, gyms, fitness centers, hotel fitness centers, recreation centers, yoga studios, cross-fit studios, cycling studios, dance studios, fieldhouses, boxing and kickboxing gyms, and other facilities conducting group fitness classes indoors.

Valid Proof of Vaccination:

  • Valid Photo ID (age 16+)
  • One of the following:
    • Vaccination Card
    • Photocopy of vaccination card
    • Digital Record or app
    • Printed record from vaccine provider

Verify your vaccination status. To download your vaccination record to your mobile device, please follow the directions below:

Other Mitigations:

  • The Cook County mask mandate also remains in effect for all public indoor settings for those ages 2 and older.


Business Resources

If your business is covered by the Vaccine Requirement policy, you are required by Cook County to check the vaccination status of all patrons age 5 and older. You must not permit entry to anyone 5 and older who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption applies. If any employees are not fully vaccinated, you must ensure that these employees both continue to mask when interacting with patrons and provide proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test.

Click here for masking signage.


This post was published 12/23/21.