Where does Illinois stand now?

Esmeralda Villa, reporter

As of right now, all 50 states are in lockdown or issues a stay-at-home order.

Due to Covid-19, governors are doing the most to start going back to normal. Starting with baby steps, like opening barber and grooming shops and food delivery, still going, all in the regard that everything is done with safety procedures. President Donald Trump has indicated many states can reopen by May 1, and shared federal guidelines for restarting the economy with governors.

In Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced he is modifying the state’s stay-at-home order from May 1 through May 30 based on modeling that has analyzed the data from the last two months.

“I know how badly we all want our normal lives back,” he said.

But, he added it is necessary to keep going a little while longer to finish the job. The governor says his team is finalizing the next steps for safely moving toward reopening in phases by building out testing and launching contact tracing initiatives.