This afternoon Governor Pritzker announced a statewide “stay at home” order starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow until the end of the day on April 7. Grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals/health care facilities and pharmacies, and other essential businesses will remain open during that time. Carry-out food service will remain available, just as it is now. The state’s highways will remain open and emergency services will continue to operate. This order will extend the statewide school closure though April 8. Click here to read the Governor’s Executive Order (essential businesses are outlined in section 12).
This is a temporary protective measure being taken by the Governor to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. For more information, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov or go to repwehrli.com and scroll down to the COVID-19 links. You can also contact the Department of Public Health with coronavirus questions and concerns by calling toll-free1-800-889-3931.
The best way to stop the spread of the illness is to avoid close contact with others as much as possible and to wash your hands as frequently as you can. To view the Governor’s full press conference from today, click here. To read an FAQ on the executive order, click here.