Illinois officially moved into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday. Governor JB Pritzker announced that the State has been following all the proper procedures and social distancing. Small businesses are reopening including restaurants that can do outdoor dining among many other places as well.
A new executive order will be signed today that will show the changes for Phase 3 ending the stay at home order. The Governor also announced that press conferences will be done on an “as needed” basis.
Press releases will still be sent out with updates on numbers. You can still find those numbers on coronavirus cases by county on Taylorvilledailynews.com.
The Governor lashed out at President Trump today for tweets that were made concerning the Minneapolis riots.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,622 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois with 86 additional deaths. This brings the total amount of cases to 117,455 including 5,270 deaths in 101 of the 102 counties. Labs have tested a total of 855,479 specimens with 25,513 tests done in the last 24 hours. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 8%.