Sol Flores gave us a comprehensive overview of the State's response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Restore Illinois Plan. Now entering Phase 3, the plan allows  non-essential businesses to reopen with certain restrictions. Phase 3 parameters include the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable or declining, and  COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU capacity remains stable or is decreasing. Face coverings in public continue to be required. Gatherings of 10 people or fewer for any reason can resume. Select industries can begin returning to workplaces with social distancing and sanitization practices in place. Determination to move to Phase 4 will be made at the end of June.  
It is anticipated that more cases will develop due to the protests happening around the country, where social distancing has not been maintained.  Also a 2nd wave may happen in the fall during regular flu season.  
Illinois received 2.5 billion from CARES to assist businesses during the crisis.  It must be used for specific COVID-related purposes by December 21, as dictated by the US Treasury. The Governor's new Budget Bill will outline exactly how taxes and Fed money was spent. Schools are a priority. The Governor is in daily contact with the CDC, FEMA, IDPH for guidance and information.
Essential services are being provided to address the homeless, the unemployed, and others in need.