DU QUOIN – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced on Tuesday announced mitigations to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant during the upcoming Du Quoin State Fair.
The Du Quoin Fairgrounds are located in Perry County, which is currently experiencing high transmission rates of the virus.
Pursuant to CDC and IDPH guidance, all fair attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks in public indoor settings. Additionally, all Grandstand concert goers must wear masks to all performances.
Masks will be provided at the grandstand upon entrance as well as in other locations throughout the fairgrounds and must be worn over the nose and mouth indoors and for the duration of all grandstand performances.
Additional mitigations for the 2021 Du Quoin State Fair include: masks are required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in public indoor settings on the fairgrounds, including: First Heat, Second Heat, SI Center and Expo Hall. Carnival workers, vendors and concessionaires are required to wear masks and are responsible for assisting in the cleaning of adjacent sitting and picnic table areas. Carnival will use fogger machines with a 72-hour disinfectant on all rides.
Fogger machines will be used to clean the Grandstand and Expo Hall every evening, while designated crews will clean high touch areas, including restrooms, barns and common eating areas.
Hand-washing stations and mounted and portable hand sanitizers throughout the grounds. The Illinois Department of Public Health will have three vaccinations sites on the fairgrounds.