The governor emphasized the importance of staying at home.
The governor of Illinois has suspended schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in a measure to prevent further infection of the COVID-19 virus.
After expounding upon the importance of schools and their benefits on children’s education and well-being, Governor JB Pritzker announced that they would remain closed for the end of the semester.
“It opens up a nearly limitless opportunity for COVID-19 infection in a time when our healthcare workers, our researchers, our scientists, and our first responders need us to bend the curve downward,” he said in a press conference last Friday.
Pritzker pressed on the importance and necessity to adhere to science in this unprecedented situation.
“I am suspending in-person learning in schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year,” he declared.
The City of Chicago released a report earlier last week that revealed the curbing of COVID-19 cases in the Chicago area, indicating the success of the stay-at-home measures.
Pritzker said in a press conference last Thursday that he would make a declarative decision on the possible stay-at-home extension soon.
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