Illinois Issues ‘Disaster Proclamation’ Over Coronavirus

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Gov. JB Pritzker (right) stands with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau (left) and Illinois public health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (center) at a March 5 press conference. Pritzker declared a disaster proclamation in Illinois today, which grants the state access to federal resources, like medical assistance. John O’Connor / Associated Press
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Gov. JB Pritzker (right) stands with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau (left) and Illinois public health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (center) at a March 5 press conference. Pritzker declared a disaster proclamation in Illinois today, which grants the state access to federal resources, like medical assistance. John O’Connor / Associated Press

Illinois Issues ‘Disaster Proclamation’ Over Coronavirus

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Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker on Monday issued a formal disaster proclamation in response to coronavirus, of COVID-19. Reset breaks down the latest.