New “Bridge Phase” Further Delays Full Illinois Reopening

While other states have fully reopened this year, Governor Pritzker continues to drag his feet. On Thursday, he announced a new “bridge phase” between Phase 4 and Phase 5 in Illinois’ reopening plan. 

“…The state was in Phase 4 as of Thursday, with the next and final fifth phase characterized by large gatherings and full business reopenings with precautions as part of a “new normal.” Instead, Pritzker said, the new period between Phases 4 and 5 will be based on vaccination percentages. It will also allow for higher capacity at businesses and gatherings, and the state will move through the phases as a whole, not regionally..”

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