CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Gov. Pritzker outlined new measures for grocery shopping to enhance social distancing safety as coronavirus cases take hold in the state.
Pritzker said more grocery stores will soon enact stricter rules to make sure shoppers aren't crowding the stores. He said stories will have tape on the ground to mark the six-feet distance when standing in line, shield guards at registers and plans to temporarily ban reusable bags, using cash and in-person deliveries.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said the best way to avoid spreading the virus remains what we have heard: stay home and stay away from people.
"I am sounding like a broken record because the truth remains the truth," Ezike said.
Saturday saw another jump in cases, with 465 new cases and 13 new deaths, including a Chicago infant. Chicago has seen 12 deaths and 1,610 positive cases, though many have recovered. Illinois cases now stand at 3,491.