Governor JB Pritzker today warned Illinoisans that if things don’t change, restrictions will become stronger. Governor Pritzker said in Thursday’s press conference that you shouldn’t wait to get tested. The state is averaging more than 80,000 tests per day but the rate of growth of positivity is outgrowing the rate of testing. The Illinois Governor warned that further mitigation will come if things don’t change and blamed small governments for not enforcing the rules.
Director of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike says too many people don’t think it will happen to them so they don’t take precautions.
During the question/answer session of the press conference, Governor Pritzker warned that businesses that don’t comply with restrictions will face consequences and knows that some mitigations work better than others.
In Illinois, on Thursday the state reported 9,935 new cases of COVID-19 with 97 deaths. You can listen to every Governor Pritzker press conference by streaming it on taylorvilledailynews.com.