At the daily pandemic briefing on Saturday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new programs to help residents maintain their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and safely get medical attention for those suffering mild cases of the virus.
He and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urged residents to resist the urge to gather for traditional Easter services and family events.
Ezike, who has said she is a woman of faith herself, acknowledged that physical distancing will be difficult during the Christian holy day.
"Many are used to congregating. This Easter is different. It . . .