New Law Makes it a Felony to Assault Workers Enforcing COVID-19 Mask Rules

Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, passed a law last week that allows individuals assaulting workers enforcing the use of masks to be prosecuted for aggravated battery. In Illinois, aggravated battery is typically a felony.

I’m “This provision sends the message that it’s vitally important for workers to be both respected and protected while serving on the front lines,” said the governor’s office in a statement on the new law, which went into effect immediately.

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