Shelter-in-place order expected for Illinois


Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service

Gov. J.B. Pritzker approaches a podium to brief news media on the most recent Illinois COVID-19, or coronavirus, numbers and statistics, and issues surrounding suppression efforts, at the Thompson Center Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Chicago.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

Gov. J.B. Prtizker is expected to issue a shelter-in-place order for the entire state starting Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Prtizker will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. Friday with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot where he is expected to make the announcement, the Tribune stated in the article.

Under these orders, people would still be able to go grocery shopping, put gas in their cars, go on walks outside and go to pharmacies.

As of Friday, Illinois has 422 reported coronavirus cases. The United States as a whole has reported 15,219 cases.

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