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WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus Briefings From Illinois Health Officials

You can watch announcements live in this article and see videos from previous days' briefings

After declaring a disaster proclamation in Illinois - the state's version of a state of emergency - on Monday, March 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced plans to hold a daily briefing on the developing coronavirus situation.

On May 29, Pritzker said he would end daily briefings and replace them with "briefings specifically dedicated to COVID-19 only on an as-needed basis."

NBC 5 will continue to stream those announcements in the player above. You can watch previous days' 2:30 p.m. announcements in the videos below.

May 29:

May 29, 2020: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he planned to sign an executive order effectively lifting the stay-at-home restrictions that had been imposed on the state’s residents for more than two months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
May 29, 2020: More than 1,600 new coronavirus cases were reported in Illinois as nearly all of the state eases restrictions, entering a third phase of reopening Friday.

May 28:

May 28: Gov. J.B. Pritzker says all four of Illinois’ health regions will be allowed to enter phase three of reopening beginning Friday.
May 28 briefing: IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike reveals the latest coronavirus data for Illinois.

May 27:

May 27 briefing: Gov. J.B. Pritzker releases latest coronavirus data for Illinois.

May 26:

With the state of Illinois set to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that despite reopening more portions of the state’s economy, coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations are continuing to trend in the right direction.
With much of Illinois just days away from the next phase of reopening, Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced more than 1,100 new coronavirus cases and 39 additional deaths.
  • For a recap from the week of May 17 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of May 10 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of May 3 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of April 26 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of April 19 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of April 12 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of April 5 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of March 29 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of March 22 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of March 15 click here.
  • For a recap from the week of March 9 click here.

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