Pritzker says ‘very significant’ COVID measures could be coming

“We’re always looking at the menu of options we have,” Pritzker said when questioned at an unrelated news conference. The state already requires masks to be worn under many circumstances in state buildings and has ordered workers in nursing homes and other congregate settings to be vaccinated.

COVID hospitalization rates have spiked in Kentucky, which borders the southeastern end of Illinois, stressing that state’s ability to handle patients, Pritzker said.

“If that happens (here), we’re going to have to impose some very significant mitigations,” he said.

Some other states are going even further, implementing steps that affect the public. Hawaii Gov. David Ige has imposed restrictions on crowd sizes—both indoor and outdoor—of the type Illinois dispensed with months ago.

Pritzker did not indicate whether actions like that are under consideration.

via Crain’s Chicago Business

August 24, 2021 at 03:42PM

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