Driver services facilities in Illinois will be closed for two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 after the start of the year.
Due to the increase in cases, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that driver services facilities in the state would be closed for the first two weeks of the new year.
“After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all Driver Services facilities from January 3, 2022 through January 17, 2022, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases,” White said. “The health and safety of employees and the public remain paramount, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the spread of the virus.”
The offices were already to be closed for the New Year holidays.
The public is invited to visit ILSOS.gov for services available online. These services remaining open and available online are renewal of license plate stickers, renewal of a driver’s license or car ID for qualified persons, obtaining an identity document duplicates, obtaining a summary of the driver’s abstract or filing business services documents.
For those qualified to renew IDs online, White’s office estimates it will eliminate the need for about 1 million people to have to visit a facility.
“Our goal is to safely reopen all Driver Services offices and facilities on January 18 for face-to-face transactions,” White said.
Several weeks ago, the agency extended the expiration dates for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards until March 31, 2022.