The Illinois State Police are preparing for further action related to the coronavirus outbreak in the coming days and weeks.
This includes the transport of patients needing medical care, carrying medical supplies from the national stockpile, and coordination with the national guard. In a Wednesday press conference, ISP Director Brendan Kelly urged residents to abide by the restrictions on bars, restaurants, and public gatherings.
“So please, do the right thing. Comply. Save lives, and help the men and women of law enforcement be able to focus on the work that needs to be done at this time," he said. "Help protect those that protect all of us.”
Kelly says ISP will also work to ensure smooth functioning and traffic flow for coronavirus testing facilities as they pop up across the state.