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Nursing homes have been hit hard by COVID-19, with deaths at the facilities accounting for nearly half of all coronavirus deaths in Illinois.
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There have now been 4,715 deaths and 105,444 confirmed cases statewide. In Chicago, there have been 1,830 deaths and 39,756 confirmed cases.
Libraries, park facilities and more will make a return when the city progresses to Phase 3 of the reopening plan, Mayor Lightfoot said.
Phase 3 will signal the reopening of salons and parks and outdoor dining will be allowed for many. But that's not necessarily the case for Chicago.
Traditionally, parents rely on camps, school, day care and relatives to help with kids when they've got to work. Now many of those options are gone — and the state has provided few details on what it will do to help.
The state's unemployment rate was 1.7 percent higher than the national unemployment rate.
Workplaces and stores will have limits on capacity and people will need to wear masks, wash their hands frequently and stay 6 feet apart, officials have said.
Outdoor Dining, Camping, Tattoos, Haircuts And Picnics With Friends: Here’s What’s Allowed Starting May 29
The news comes as the state dipped below 4,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since officials began tracking.
Patio Season Is Back: Restaurants, Bars Can Offer Outdoor Seating Starting May 29, Pritzker Announces
Initially, bars and restaurants were not set to reopen until Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan.
Coming down from the peak doesn't mean the battle is over: Officials say Illinoisans still need to wear masks and practice social distancing.