Ill. (WEHT) – Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that he has extended the Illinois Stay-at-Home order through Saturday May 30th.
There will be modifications to the new order, which begins on May 1st. The following modifications will be allowed under the new order:
- Any individual over the age of 2 years old and able to tolerate a face covering will be required to wear a face mask or face covering in a public place where they cannot maintain a 6-foot social distancing requirement.
- Hospitals will now be able to perform some elective procedures if all PPE capacities are met.
- Phased re-opening of some state parks will be implemented if social distancing requirements may be met.
Governor Pritzker said he used a variety of models and projections to inform his decision to extend the order.
Additionally, the state announced 1,826 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 36, 934 cases. The state also announced 123 new fatalities. There are now 1,681 coronavirus-related deaths in Illinois.
Governor Pritzker says projections now put the peak for Illinois cases and deaths somewhere from late-April to early-May.
(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)