In a COVID update Monday from Springfield, the Governor announced significant progress in Phase 1A vaccine distribution. He also said that a Phase 1B statewide announcement is coming this week. Phase 1B will cover 3.2 million persons.
Governor Pritzker said tier 3 mitigation has flattened the curve in the state. However, he said the number of COVID patients now in hospitals is double what it was this past summer.
If you are one to get a vaccine shot, IDPH Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges you to post a picture of it and use the hashtag: vax up il. Doing this, it is thought, would encourage fence sitters to get the shot when it is their turn.