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Governor Pritzker Expects to Move Illinois to COVID Phase 5 Re-opening State Next Friday

Governor Pritzker on Friday gave signs that the state will move to Phase 5 this Friday, June Eleventh, in the fight against the coronavirus.


Pritzker said that with over 67 percent of the state's population age 18 and older getting at least once dose of the COVID vaccine, and a statewide positivity rate of less than 2 percent, he and the Illinois Department of Public Health are expected to move the state to Phase 5 on Friday, June Eleventh.


As of June 5th, according to the web site covidactnow-dot-org, Illinois' positivity rate is one-point-7 percent with just over 55 percent of the total population vaccinated.


Fully vaccinated people don't have to wear a mask inside or out according to Phase 5 guidelines, except if required by local authorities.  Masks will still be required for all people travelling public transportation, health care, schools and day cares, educational institutions, and congregate settings.


Pritzker urged those who have not been vaccinated, to do so, to avoid a spike in COVID cases.

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