Gov. Pritzker Says Illinoisans Should Follow His Guidance, Not CDC

Mar 25, 2020

States across the country are developing their own responses to the COVID-19 outbreak, sometimes more aggressively than what the Centers for Disease Control may be recommending.

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker says he wants state residents to pay attention to the guidance from his office because each state's needs are different.

"You might have a state that is vastly rural with very, very few people that are in towns or cities in that state. A small state might have different guidance than a larger state. So, we're doing what is best for people in the State of Illinois."

Pritzker says the CDC has mostly lagged behind the states in responding to the crisis and Illinois has world-renowned healthcare officials working on the needs of Illinoisans.