CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday mandated that events of 1,000 or more people be canceled or postponed for 30 days, and asked the owners of all the state’s major sports teams to cancel games or play without fans until May 1 as efforts continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Pritzker said during a news conference he is requesting that events of 250 people be canceled or postponed as well. Pritzker said he is not ordering schools to close “but we are monitoring the situation on a day to day basis.”
“At this time, CPS will remain open,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “We would never put our children in danger.”
Pritzker asked that every private business that is able to have employees work remotely consider doing so immediately. He said businesses that do not need to consider plans…