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Gov. Pritzker: Churches can reopen with new guidelines

The governor of Illinois responds to President Trump's move to deem churches as essential.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state says as of May 22 there are 105,444 positive cases and 4,714 deaths. 697,133 total tests have been performed in Illinois.

The governor says childcare is a priority and licensed homes and centers will be able to return to max capacity.

Specific guidelines will be released for businesses to safely open moving forward. Including religious institutions.

In phase 3 churches will be able to hold congregations outside or within guidelines set by the state.