CHICAGO — The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to issue a shelter-in-place order statewide, starting Saturday.
In a Friday morning press conference, Pritzker said that three more people had died of COVID-19, including the first outside the Chicago metro area in Sangamon County.
The newspaper reported that the order is expected to be announced at a 3 p.m. press conference with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
People will still be able shop for supplies, get gas, take walks and get medicine, according to the Tribune. All roads will stay open.
Oak Park also issued a shelter-in-place order as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, after two emergency room physicians at Rush Oak Park Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. California issued a statewide shelter-in-place order on Thursday.
Illinois currently has more than 400 coronavirus cases.