Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced last week that he would extend the country stay at home until May 30 because the state continues to see an increase in the number of cases of the corona virus, but Monday’s ruling could temporarily stop the restrictions.
Clay County Judge, Michael McHaney rule against Pritzker’s orders, giving a restraining order to temporarily block house-based restrictions which take effect on Friday, according to local reports.
The verdict came after Rep. Republican State Darren Bailey of Xenia filed a lawsuit in the Clay County District Court which claimed Pritzker exceeded his authority and violated the civil rights of citizens. Pritzker on Thursday extended his order at home until May 30 because the highly contagious COVID-19 continued to infect thousands in the state.
Read Pritzker’s complete instructions below as provided by the governor’s office.
Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he would sign a modified version of the country stay at home which will take effect on May 1 to continue life-saving progress. made during the past month while also allowing additional occupants in the safest way possible.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, the Governor released modeling today united by top academic institutions and researchers in Illinois who predicted the course of the corona virus in the state over the coming months. At our current trajectory, the state is projected to see peaks or plateaus of deaths per day between late April and early May, but if home stay orders are revoked this week, the model anticipates a second wave of outbreaks in Illinois starting in May, which will snatch tens of thousands of lives and far exceed the capacity of state hospitals.
“Make no mistake, Illinois has saved many lives. By staying at home and maintaining social distance, we have maintained our infection and death rates for March and April, thousands below the projected figure if we did not implement this mitigation strategy, “Governor JB Pritzker said. “I know how much we all want our normal lives back. But this is the part where we have to explore and understand that the sacrifice we make is a circumstance to avoid the worst case scenario working – and we need to keep going a little longer to finish the job. “
STAY AMENDED AT HOME ORDER
Applying mitigation measures is only possible with wide availability and access to COVID-19 testing, tracking and treatment. Data shows that if the country raised mitigation abruptly this week, this would produce a second wave of infections, hospitalization and death.
After consulting with doctors, scientists, and experts in Illinois and around the world, the Governor has announced that he will sign a modified version of a permanent order in the state that will take effect on May 1 and extended until the end of the month. Modified orders will strengthen the country’s social distance requirements while giving residents additional flexibility and providing measurable assistance for non-essential businesses in the safest way.
The new executive order will include the following modifications which are effective May 1:
• OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a gradual reopening under the guidance of the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks to open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, HERE’s website. Golf will be permitted under the strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distance is followed.
• NEW IMPORTANT BUSINESS: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries can be reopened as important businesses. These shops must follow the social distance requirements and must require employees and customers to wear face coverings. Animal care services can also be reopened.
• NON-IMPORTANT RETAIL: Retail stores that are not designated as non-essential businesses and operations can be reopened to fulfill telephone and online orders through out-of-store pickup and delivery.
• FACE CLOSURE: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be asked to wear face masks or masks when in public places where they cannot maintain a six foot social distance. Face coverings will be needed in public closed spaces, such as shops. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who can medically tolerate face masks.
• IMPORTANT BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Important businesses and factories will be required to provide face coverings for all employees who are unable to maintain a social distance of six feet, and follow new requirements that maximize social distance and prioritize welfare. employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for important businesses and precautions such as shifts that surprise and only operate important lines for producers.
• SCHOOL: Educational institutions can allow and establish procedures for taking the required supplies or student belongings. Displacement of dormitories must follow public health guidelines, including social exclusion.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will also issue guidelines for health centers and hospitals to allow certain elective surgery for non-life-threatening conditions, starting May 1. Facilities must meet certain criteria, including an appropriate PPE, ensuring sufficient overall space for COVID-19 patients to remain available, and elective surgical patient testing to ascertain COVID-19 negative status.
MODELING COVID-19 IN ILLINOIS
While previous projections relied on data from other countries applied in the United States, the modeling released today analyzed two-month daily data on COVID-19 deaths and ICU use in Illinois.
Top researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago and Illinois Department of Public Health, together with McKinsey and Mier Consulting Group who work on behalf of the City of Chicago and Cook County, work on this projection as a cohort under Civis Analytics, a data analysis company with experience spanning the public and private sectors.
According to the state model, living in a home order has the effect intended to level the curve in Illinois.
Without staying at home, the model estimates that there will be 10 to 20 times more deaths today and that peak mortality rates and peak resource use will be 20 to 30 times what we would see with mitigation. In addition, this calculation does not account for deaths due to lack of access to health resources, so the actual number is likely to be higher.
If housing orders are revoked this week, mortality and hospitalization rates will begin to increase sharply in mid-May. It is projected that the highest mortality rate and peak resource requirements will be almost as high as if no mitigation actions had been taken. During the current outbreak, the model estimates there will be 5 to 10 times more deaths than we would see if we continued mitigation.
In one of the above scenarios, as much as half of the state population can be infected with COVID-19 at once, which will flood the health care system and result in more deaths.
As a further warning of relaxed mitigation without carefully considering the consequences, the model estimates that the number of infected people may have the same size as when the order was started. Even when hospitalization and death begin to decrease, there are still enough active cases to lead to the second wave. Fortunately, staying at home has prevented a large portion of the population from becoming ill, but that also means that a large portion of the population remains vulnerable to the virus.
Maintaining our current vigilance in controlling this epidemic is very important. The model donated by UIUC and UChicago projects daily death peaks or plains between late April and early May. The median and daily mortality range, within a 95% confidence interval, is illustrated below.
Both of these projections show that after the peak, we must expect deaths to take longer to drop to pre-epidemic levels than is needed to rise, underscoring the importance of remaining in the coming weeks and months.