Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker reminded Illinois residents that a "stay at home" order will go into effect for the state at 6 p.m. Saturday – an announcement he originally made on Friday.
“Please remember that the grocery stores and gas stations and pharmacies will all be open tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday, and every day after that, and they are constantly being restocked," Pritzker said at a press conference Saturday.
Pritzker issued a "call to action" for all former physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory care therapists who have recently left their fields to "come back and join the fight against Covid-19."
Pritzker said the state will be waiving fees and expediting license renewals so the health care professionals can rejoin the workforce quickly.