Governor JB Pritzker highlighted plans over the weekend for just how Illinois would begin to reopen. Phase 3 of recovery is set to start on May 29th. This will allow the opening of restaurants, bars, gyms, salons, retail stores, and more to reopen. The governor says that he has met with many business owners to come up with the best plan to keep people safe and still reopen.
The Governor highlights on the Department of Commerce and economic opportunity just how each area can open up; including youth sports, golf courses, day camps, and much more. You can visit that link by clicking here.
Governor Pritzker did not have a coronavirus press conference on Monday, however, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,713 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois with 31 additional deaths. This brings the total amount of cases to 112,017 including 4,884 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties. Labs have tested 769,564 with 21,643 in the last 24 hours. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 12%.
You can listen to every Governor Pritzker press conference on NEWSTALK WTIM but they will be moving to WHOW 1520 on June 1st.