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Foster Statement on Governor Pritzker’s “Stay-at-Home” Order for Illinois

Mar 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s statewide “stay-at-home” order amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

“I fully support the difficult decision Governor Pritzker has made to issue a stay-at-home order for the entire state as we continue to fight the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. I will continue to work with my congressional colleagues to make sure the federal government does all it can to support the workers and businesses who face uncertainty and economic distress due to the public health emergency we find ourselves in.

“I urge everyone to take social distancing seriously. It’s the best tool we have today to slow the spread of this virus, keep our health care infrastructure from being overwhelmed, and ultimately save lives. We are all in this together and we will overcome this challenge.”