Illinois is moving into Phase 4 of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan. Governor Pritzker at a press conference Thursday afternoon announced that bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and schools are allowed to reopen.
Governor Pritzker went on to say that moving to Phase 4 this early was never a given.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced a brand new tool that allows individuals to track how each county in Illinois is doing in regards to meeting certain IDPH indicators.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 894 new cases of COVID-19 including 41 new deaths which brings the total amount to 139,434 cases including 6,810 deaths in 101 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 31,686 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 1,460,527 people. The 7-day rolling positivity rate is 3%.