At this writing, there are 5 states and a couple of territories that continue to observe a mask mandate. Based on comments made by Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois will be keeping our mask mandate up to and beyond Thanksgiving.
If you guessed "the two-legged kind," you would technically be correct. We humans pose a lot more danger to each other than animals do, but we're talking about four legs (mostly), fur (sometimes), and fangs here.
I'm not really quick to agree with Governor Pritzker on much of anything, but it would seem that he was correct on Wednesday when he declared that "the days of vaccine scarcity are over" here in Illinois.