- Dec 12, 2018
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday he will extend his stay-at-home order into late May, with some modifications that will take effect May 1, including a requirement for people to wear a face covering or mask when in a public space where they can’t maintain a six-foot distance from other people and a phased re-opening of state parks.
Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses will also be able to reopen to fulfill phone and online orders for curbside pick-up and delivery, under the new order. Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries, and animal grooming services will also be able to reopen. Employees and customers must wear face coverings, under the new order.
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