New information website for state government’s response to coronavirus
The state of Illinois has unveiled a new website which collects all the latest information in one place. Visit coronavirus.illinois.gov to see news about preparation and prevention, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, a map showing the counties where coronavirus has been detected and much more.
Yesterday the Governor announced the confirmation of 128 new coronavirus cases in Illinois, and an expansion into two more counties, Kendall and Madison. The General Assembly, as expected, went ahead and cancelled next week’s scheduled session and extended bill passage deadlines into April. The Capitol building has been closed to the public until at least the end of March.
Actions taken in the last few days include a lifting of weight limits for trucks so that more goods and supplies can be delivered to local stores and an extension of license renewals for many professionals licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
This is a good time to express appreciation for the hard working medical personnel who are on the front lines fighting this illness. We are all grateful for their service and their sacrifice under these difficult conditions. I hope everyone will heed their advice about staying home, keeping safe and taking the appropriate actions to protect yourself and your loved ones. We are all in this together!
Anyone with questions or concerns about coronavirus should call the Department of Public Health’s statewide toll-free information hotline at 1-800-889-3931. Additional information from state and federal agencies is on my website at https://repbennett.com/covid-19/.