Illinois Governor JB Pritzker held his daily press conference and urged anyone with a medical background to come help in the fight against COVID-19. Governor Pritzker announced increases to SNAP benefits and funding for helping homeless people, as well as a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers. The governor announced that he has received more state procured masks to help with PPE to Champaign, Peoria and other areas that have needed PPE.
The Governor spoke about some of the help for childcare for essential workers.
Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou says that SNAP benefits will be increasing.
The numbers for the state of Illinois as far as COVID-19 goes include 3,026 cases in 40 counties with 34 deaths. 21,542 people have been tested. You can listen to every Governor Pritzker Press Conference on the many NEWSTALK WTIM platforms every afternoon at 2:30 PM.