Childcare in Illinois will switch from phase 4 to phase 3. Governor JB Pritzker made the announcement during his press conference today citing the many needs for childcare as people go back to work. The Governor says that childcare will be an essential function for the State to start opening up.
The Governor says that childcare will be able to have up to 10 people in their care.
President Donald Trump gave a press conference today saying that churches are essential. Governor Pritzker says that churches will remain closed but drive-thru church services will be acceptable.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,758 new cases of COVID-19 including 110 new deaths which brings the total amount to 105,444 cases including 4,715 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 25,113 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 697,133 people. The 7-day rolling positivity rate is 13%.
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