There is a change coming for the state’s stay at home order. Democrat Governor JB Pritzker has modified his executive order to allow for the “free exercise of religion”. The order still requires the exercise of religion to observe social distancing and limits gatherings to 10 people.
The changes come after a pastor in the town of Lena sued the Governor for infringing on his and his congregations first amendment rights. Pritzker says he hopes members of churches make a responsible decision and stay away from large gatherings where asymptomatic people could spread COIVD-19.
Church has become an essential service in Illinois.