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Watch Gov. Pritzker's Daily Coronavirus Briefings Live at 2:30 p.m. Here

NBC Chicago will offer a daily live stream of the briefings at 2:30 p.m.

NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike will be streamed live in the player above at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker will once again deliver daily coronavirus briefings alongside the Illinois' top public health official as coronavirus cases rise statewide during the pandemic, sparking concerns over a "second wave" of the virus.

"While we continue to see a safer pandemic landscape than back in the spring - in terms of positivity, hospital capacity, and community spread - and safer than much of the Midwest, things have changed," Pritzker announced on Oct. 19. "Every region of the state has started to move in the wrong direction. Cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths are rising statewide. So to ensure you have utmost transparency on where the state is headed, Dr. Ezike and I will resume these COVID-19 briefings on a daily basis until Illinois returns to a better standing in our handling of this pandemic."

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Pritzker had delivered daily updates early on in the pandemic, but those updates were reduced to weekly briefings over the summer "as Illinois began to see relative success in keeping this virus at bay."

NBC Chicago will offer a daily live stream of the briefings at 2:30 p.m. in the player above.

Bookmark this link or check back for the latest developments. Recaps of the governor's press conferences will also be available to watch below.

Nov. 25, 2020: The state of Illinois on Wednesday notified the Federal Reserve it intends to borrow $2 million, "less than half of the $5 billion that’s been offered to us by the federal government," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Nov. 25: Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges residents planning to gather for Thanksgiving to "please reconsider."
Nov. 24, 2020: Gov. J.B. Pritzker detailed ways local governments and small businesses can apply for grants and available funds during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov. 24, 2020: Dr. Ngozi Ezike sent a message to Illinois residents “suffering in silence” during the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Do you need help? Text “talk” to 552020.
At Illinois daily coronavirus briefing Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker stated Illinois officials have processed a historic number of unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

Re-watch briefings from the week of Oct. 19 here.

Re-watch briefings from the week of Oct. 26 here.

Re-watch briefings from the week of Nov. 2 here.

Re-watch briefings from the week of Nov. 9 here.

Re-watch briefings from the week of Nov. 16 here.

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