Illinois Among Seven Midwest States in Economy Reopening Pact

Illinois Among Seven Midwest States in Economy Reopening Pact

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Seven Midwestern governors announced Thursday they will coordinate on reopening their state economies, after similar pacts were made earlier this week in the Northeast and on the West Coast.

Thursday’s announcement covers Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

The governors say they will work with experts and take a “fact-based, data-driven approach to reopening our economy in a way that protects families from the spread of COVID-19.”

Together, the 17 states covered by the three pacts are home to nearly half of the country’s population.

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