COVID-19 Information

CDC Mask Guidance

CDC recommends vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear a mask indoors, when there is a substantial or high transmission rate of COVID 19. At this time, Jackson County is at a high transmission rate for COVID 19. Click here for the CDC Level of Community Transmission Information.

Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings While Indoors In Effect

On August 30, 2021, the Carbondale City Council approved Ordinance No. 2021-20 requiring all persons to wear face coverings while indoors, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Violations: Any employer or person violating the provisions of Ordinance No. 2021-20 shall be guilty of an offense against the City and shall be punished as provided by a fine of not less than $250.00 for each and every day that a violation occurs.

Duration: The restrictions of Ordinance No. 2021-20 shall be effective until December 31, 2021, unless repealed sooner or extended by the City Council.

Reporting Violations

To report violations of face coverings and/or over-occupancy you should first contact management of the establishment that the violation has occurred.

If management is not cooperative, please call the City of Carbondale (618) 549-5302 and speak with either the City Attorney’s Office or Building and Neighborhood Services, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. If outside of normal business hours, please call the City’s non-emergency number (618) 457-3200.

To complete our online COVID-19 Violation Complaint form, please click here.

If the violation occurred at a restaurant, you can also call the Jackson County Health Department at (618) 684,3143.

COVID 19 Vaccine

August 23, 2021: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine! This is a crucial next step towards ending this pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine can help prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 and older. The vaccine is available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. For more information on the FDA’s approval, click here.

Local Vaccine Providers:

Jackson County Health Department - 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro

Walgreens - 206 S. Wall Street and 1600 W. Main Street

Kroger Pharmacy - 501 N. Giant City Road

CVS Pharmacy - 915 W Main and 2431 W. Main

Other Helpful Resources:

IDPH Vaccine FAQ’s https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq 

CDC Community Transmission Map: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view 

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html.

Finding Credible Vaccine Information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/evalwebs.htm