Governor JB Pritzker highlighted some changes to longterm care facilities in his daily press conference on Thursday expanding mandatory testing and pushing for stringent guidelines when it comes to opening. Governor Pritzker says that his state response teams responding to nursing homes has been broken up into two groups.
The second group is contract nurses monitoring for infection prevention and control.
With Illinois going into the next phase, Governor Pritzker says that the IDPH has put out guidelines for faith leaders to ensure health and safety for churches along with the return of horse racing to Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,527 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois with 104 additional deaths. This brings the total amount of cases to 115,833 including 5,186 deaths in 100 of the 102 counties. Labs have tested a total of 829,966 specimens with 25,993 tests done in the last 24 hours. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 8.3%.
You can listen to every Governor Pritzker press conference on NEWSTALK WTIM at 2:30 every afternoon Monday through Friday, however, they will be moving to WHOW 1520 on June 1st.