Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that all Illinois Public Schools will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Pritzker announced in a press conference that all public and private schools will close and stay closed at least through March 30th.
Governor Pritzker says that the State can’t rely on the Federal Government anymore and they must do what we have to do to keep transmission rates low.
With that in mind, Governor Pritzker announced school closings for everyone until at least March 30th.
The Illinois Governor says that he must weigh the benefits and the risks and that this is the best possible outcome.