The continued back and forth over healthcare equipment and materials between Governor JB Pritzker and President Donald Trump continued Monday when Governor Pritzker updated the State of Illinois on the status of supplies in the state.
Governor Pritzker, citing information from the website of the Strategic National Stockpile, says the language of the website has changed since last month. He says they continue to be short of the requested materials from the Federal Government.
According to Governor Pritzker, his administration has not relied on the White House and have taken on their own initiatives to get equipment. He says they are doing everything they can.
The Governor says the coronavirus is targeting people of color because of the disproportionate availability of healthcare in communities of color, something he says have been going on for generations.
Tomorrow's (Tuesday's) forecast is expected to be very appealing to get outside and enjoy good spring weather with your family and friends, but Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike is hoping Illinoisans will simply stay inside and stay home.
Governor Pritzker touts his administration's testing expansion by adding drive through testing facilities. He says they are getting to where they want to be but they are not there yet and touts the hospital capacity expansion they have done in recent weeks.