Governor J.B. Pritzker is asking for reinforcements to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
In his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Saturday, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a "call to action" for former healthcare workers who recently left the field to return. Gov. Pritzker indicated they will be waiving fees and expediting licensures.
Gov. Pritzker noted medical providers whose licensees are set to expire will be automatically extended through September 30. Healthcare professionals practicing on Illinois' borders will be allowed to serve on either side of the border wherever they are needed most.
The Stay at Home order goes into effect today (Saturday) at 5 pm CST. The Governor encourages anyone with questions to visit coronavirus.illinois.gov.
The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 168 new cases including the death of a Cook County man in his 70s. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 753 cases
in 26 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in ages 3 to 99.