With Governor JB Pritzker’s plan unveiled for restoring Illinois, the Governor continued to focus on moving ahead with looks at facemasks and the disparity of cases affecting the Hispanic and Black communities. Governor Pritzker is hoping to get tests in those areas in the places where they are needed the most.
The Governor urged Illinoisans to say something if employees aren’t enforcing CDC Guidelines.
When asked about the State Fair, the Governor said it didn't seem like that was going to happen this year. He stressed that he hasn't closed restaurants and small businesses--science has, and he said that he is working with legislation to continue to put out the best guidance.
Governor Pritzker also says it’s your patriotic duty to wear a mask and to stop discrimination of those that do.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,270 new cases of COVID-19 including 136 new deaths which brings the total amount to 68,232 cases including 2,974 deaths in 97 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH has tested 361,260 people including 14,974 over the last 24 hours. Listen every afternoon at 2:30 for Governor Pritzker’s daily press conferences on the coronavirus on NEWSTALK WTIM and its many platforms and for the latest closings, cancellations, and businesses that are open visit Taylorville Daily News.