Illinois Governor JB Pritzker last week extended his stay at home order, however, in doing so, he also allowed aspects of the Illinois economy to resume.
Select recreation sites will open to the public Friday while retailers will be able to offer online and curbside pick up options. Additionally, hospitals will be able to resume elective procedures and CEO of Warner Hospital Paul Skowron says all hospitals will resume and it is a good idea.
The emergency room at Warner Hospital has been open and taking patients but Skowron says they will soon start to take in patients that have had visits and procedures they've put off in the name of slowing the spread. Soon their Family Medicine facility will return to seeing patients.
Skowron says Clinton is fortunate to have a small hospital because they naturally run a tight ship and they have not had to lay any staff off during the coronavirus outbreak while other areas, even in central Illinois, have had to send staff home during this time.