Eased COVID-19 restrictions are expected in Illinois by late May.
According to Governor J.B. Pritzker, the entire state is on track to let more businesses reopen and loosen COVID-related restrictions by the end of the month. Although things are set to start normalizing, health officials say residents still need to take steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Those mitigation efforts include maintaining proper hand hygiene, limiting groups of people and keeping proper social distance.
Illinois has reported over 98,000 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 4,500 deaths so far.