Stay At Home Order Extended

UI7 Staff

For those hoping to get back to going to restaurants and having a nice dinner, you need to change your planned reservation. Thursday Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended his stay-at-home order through May 30 as the highly contagious COVID-19 continued its rounds.

Last week the Governor said experts originally believed the peak would hit about mid-April. Now Pritzker said that peak may not come until mid-May.

Although penalties have been rare for violating the stay at home order, some orders have been amended. Starting May 1, businesses will be allowed to re-open if they are offering delivery and curbside pick-up. Trips outside the home are allowed for an essential job, trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, medical visits, or emergencies. However, starting May 1, anyone who can not abide by the 6 feet apart rule, must wear a mask.

The order is meant to keep people from venturing out and interacting in crowds, an easy means of transmission for the coronavirus.