Unless you need to go to the gas station, pharmacy, grocery store, and make essential trips, the State of Illinois is asking you to stay home for the next few weeks.
Governor JB Pritzker Friday afternoon indicates starting Saturday at 5 pm, this will go into effect. Read the full text of his Executive Order, showing what are "essential" tasks and services that can still be performed, by clicking here.
He says there are still places people can go but that list is limited.
If you are not yet working from home but can, you should according to the Governor. Pritzker says this is about supporting the people on the front lines.
Another Illinois resident has died from the coronavirus. Pritzker indicates the victim was a woman from Cook County in her 70s. There are also 163 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including the death of a Cook County woman in her 70s. Three additional counties are now reporting cases; Adams, Christian, and McLean counties.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 585 cases in 25 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in ages 3 to 99.