Watch: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gives daily coronavirus update


SPRINGFIELD, Ill – Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to give an update this afternoon on the state’s response to COVID-19. As of yesterday, there were 11,256 cases and 274 deaths in the state.

Could a curfew be coming to Illinois in order to maintain social distancing across the state? Governor JB Pritzker was asked that question during yesterday’s daily briefing.

The governor started Sunday’s briefing while wearing a face mask in accordance with the new guidelines released at the end of last week by the CDC. Pritzker called the curfew idea “interesting” but said the state has no plans of implementing one.

Pritzker also announced a special state-funded program to help emergency child care centers. In addition to making expanded child care available for free or for a big discount. The state is also paying a premium, 30 percent higher to child care service centers.

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