Pritzker says COVID-19 won’t peak in Illinois until mid-May, as Lightfoot expects stay-at-home order to extend into June

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday said models are now predicting the new coronavirus won’t peak in Illinois until mid-May, weeks later than previously projected.

During an interview on The Washington Post Live, Pritzker noted that Illinois was the second state to issue a stay-at-home order and that because people have been abiding by it, “for the most part,” the anticipated peak of the outbreak in mid-to-late April has changed.
1:34 p.m.: Lightfoot says she’s expecting Illinois’ stay-at-home order to extend into June
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order could extend into June, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on a conference call with reporters.
Lightfoot was asked during a teleconference call with reporters whether a June 30 deadline for an ordinance giving her extended powers signals anything about when the city expects stay-at-home orders and restrictions to be lifted.
The mayor said no, just that it’s a date where the city may have a better view of the future.
But, she said, the state’s current April 30th end to the stay-at-home order is not viable anymore. Lightfoot reiterated her previous prediction that the order could go into May, then added that it could go into June. —Gregory Pratt
 
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