SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office said Tuesday they are “hopeful” Illinois can can move to Phase 5 by the beginning of the summer.
Despite the recent rise in cases, the governor’s Chief of Staff Ann Caprara said there “may be some good news in the next few months.”
Half of the state’s population 16 and older need to have received at least one vaccine dose in order to fully reopen. The number currently stands at 40 percent.
Additionally, four weeks of steady or declining COVID-19 case and hospitalization numbers are necessary. Caprara said while she’s more optimistic, concerns still remain.