Secretary of State Offices and Driver Services Facilities to Reinstitute Mask Policy Monday, Aug. 2

Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Driver
Services facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building will require all
employees and customers to wear a mask beginning Monday, Aug. 2.
White stressed that it is imperative for his facilities to remain open to serve the public to reduce the
heavy customer volume caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year. White said reinstating
the mask policy for employees and customers will help achieve this goal.
White is reminding customers that his office extended expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID
cards until Jan. 1, 2022. As a result, expired documents will remain valid until Jan. 1, 2022, so
customers do not need to rush into a facility. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s
licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits.
White continues to urge the public to consider using online services when possible instead of visiting
a facility due to heavy customer volume. White has greatly expanded online services and encourages
the public to visit his office’s website at Many transactions can be
conducted online, including the purchase of license plate stickers, obtaining a duplicate driver’s
license or ID card, and renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards, including REAL IDs, for those who
are eligible.
As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID
deadline to May 3, 2023.


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