Gov. Pritzker Unveils Five Stage Reopening Plan

May 5, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker has released a five-part plan to allow certain regions of the state to open up to more activity. The governor is calling it Restore Illinois.

The plan sets up four regions of the state. Each could open to more business every month if they were to improve on COVID-19 cases and treatment. Currently Illinois sits at phase two, with partial stay-at-home rules. Pritzker says if certain regions have improved enough by late May, they might see restrictions eased.

“At that point, with face coverings as the norm, non-essential manufacturing and other non-essential businesses can open in accordance with safety guidance,” he said in his daily news conference.

That would include barbershops and salons along with some retail and offices. If enough improvement is shown, schools and colleges could open in certain regions.  The gatherings of large crowds will still be prohibited until there is either a vaccine or better treatment of COVID-19.

As reported by Bill Wheelhouse, WUIS