Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced today an emergency rule requiring businesses to follow the existing stay-at-home order.
"Under the current Illinois Department of Public Health Act, when a business violates an IDPH rule and puts public health at risk, the business has committed a class A misdemeanor," Pritzker said in a news conference.
"This additional enforcement tool, this citation, causes less harm to a business than a total shutdown or loss of a license but gives local governments and law enforcement the ability to do their job," he said.
This rule can only impact a business, not an individual, and is a response to only a select type of violation, according to the governor.
Pritzker also announced today that the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative will "massively" scale up contact tracing.
Latest numbers: Illinois has a total of 96,485 Covid-19 cases, with 4,234 deaths in the state.