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
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and Illinois.