IL Gov. Pritzker orders Illinois schools closed for rest of semester

IL Gov. Pritzker orders Illinois schools closed for rest of semester
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois’ governor has ordered schools throughout the state to remain closed for the rest of the semester because of the threat of the coronavirus.

J.B. Pritzker announced the action Friday during his daily coronavirus briefing in Chicago, extending school closures past the April 30 date he previously set.

Students will continue to receive instruction and assignments over the internet through the end of the semester.

During his Friday update, Gov. Pritzker announced that remote learning days will continue through the end of the school year.

Illinois had its largest number of new cases in a single day with 1,842. They also had 62 additional deaths.

The state now has a total of 27,575 confirmed cases and 1,134 COVID-19 related deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health shows we only have two confirmed cases in our Illinois Counties with one in Wabash County and the other in Wayne County.

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