Gov. Pritzker postpones legislative session due to coronavirus

Coronavirus Watch

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WEHT) The Pritzker administration is holding daily press briefing on COVID-19.

Pritzker announced he is postponing the legislative session until March 24.

He is also urging people to vote by absentee ballot. Thursday, March 11 is the last day to get an absentee ballot. To request your absentee ballot, click here.

The governor is also recommending people to think carefully about attending any large gathering.

Six additional coronavirus cases were reported Wednesday. The total number of cases in Illinois is now 25. Health officials say all new cases are in isolation.

There is now an online tracker where you can get updates on the current number of coronavirus cases and where they are located.

The state has also set up a hotline for your questions about coronavirus. That number is 1-800-889-393. Health officials say this number is not for assessing personal symptoms. For that, you should call your doctor.

Right now there are not any confirmed cases of the coronavirus in our Tri-State area.  

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

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