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Illinois Passes Law That Makes Assaulting Mask Enforcers a Felony

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Illinois Passes Law That Makes Assaulting Mask Enforcers a Felony. According to CNN, committing the offense can result in an aggravated battery charge. Under state law, aggravated battery is also often a felony. The new ordinance states that workers who enforce the use of masks are "conveying public health guidance.". This provision sends the message that it's vitally important for workers to be both respected and protected while serving on the front lines, Governor J.B. Pritzker's office, via statement. The law comes as public disputes over masks spread throughout the country. An argument over masks left a Target employee in California with a broken arm back in May. Earlier this month, a man shot at a cigar shop worker in Pennsylvania after being told to cover his face. Since the state issued a mask mandate in May, Illinois also has seen incidents of assault on workers