"I want to be clear - this not a lockdown or martial law", Lightfoot said.
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said Chicago park facilities and libraries will close on Saturday, but the city's "essential services" like public transit airports and garbage collection "will not cease".
Pritzker clarified that IL residents can still leave their homes to perform essential jobs and errands and added that grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies will remain open. Health care workers, first responders, law enforcement officers and individuals that work at places grocery stores and pharmacies are exempt, he said.
As for schools, Pritzker said the re-opening of schools will now tentatively be on Wednesday, April 8.
The stay-at-home order will remain in place until the end of the day on April 7, but Pritzker said his administration will continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus to determine whether this period should be extended.
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IL joined California and NY state in ordering its citizens to stay inside unless absolutely necessary.
Bay Area residents are allowed to leave their homes to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or other vulnerable persons. People can still get food takeout from restaurants and pick up prescriptions.
"The only strategy available to us to limit the increase in cases and ensure our healthcare system has capacity to treat those who become ill is to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in the most robust manner possible", Pritzker said. Those who must venture outside their homes are urged to stay at least six feet away from other people.
This week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in IL increased sharply. And citizens can still take strolls outside while practicing social distancing.
There are now 585 positive cases across the state, spanning 25 counties.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday there were 163 new cases of coronavirus and Illinois' fifth death - a Cook County woman in her 70s. Residents have been ordered to stay in their homes except for "essential" travel as outlined by village ordinance. If that trend continues, the state could reach 3,400 cases by next Friday, according to the IDPH.