As expected, Gov. JB Pritzker is extending the stay at home order through the end of May.
In his daily COVID-19 Press Briefing on Thursday, Gov. Pritzker indicated he will sign an executive order to extend the stay at home order through Saturday, May 30.
Gov. Pritzker says the extension that goes in effect May 1 will see some restrictions lessened. Elective surgeries, online ordering for retail stores, and phased openings of some state parks will be allowed under the new order.
Also starting May 1 anyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask in public places where six feet cannot be maintained.
The Governor says if crowds begin and people start to violate the order, it may be necessary to bring back the restrictions.