Building on the state's efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following consultation with experts in Illinois and across the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state's disaster proclamation on April 1.
The disaster proclamation provides the governor the authority to sign additional executive orders, extending the stay-at-home order and suspending on-site learning in K-12 schools through the month of April.
"I have let the science guide our decisions and I've relied upon the top medical experts, scientists, public health researchers, epidemiologists, mathematicians and modelers, from the greatest institutions in the world whose guidance on infection rates and potential mortalities and protective measures is second to none," said Pritzker. "Illinois has one of the strongest public health systems in the nationbut even so, we aren't immune to this virus' ability to push our existing capacity beyond its limit. We need to maintain our course and keep working to flatten the curve.