Illinois Will Offer Unemployment Benefits to Coronavirus Patients
Illinois is one of the states who is feeling the impact of Coronavirus. From the Chicago St. Patty's Day parade being cancelled, to colleges cancelling classes, a lot of preventative measures are being taken.
A lot of Illinois residents are wondering what happens if I have to take off work? Well, Illinois will offer help to patients. Gov. JB Pritzker said on Wednesday that Illinois will provide unemployment benefits to workers impacted by coronavirus.
WTVO details -
“The state of Illinois faces unique challenges as we work to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” said Gov. Pritzker. “To protect people across the state, it’s imperative that all workers stay home if they’re feeling sick or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19. In order to overcome the unique challenges we’re facing, we’ve had to come up with innovative solutions and hope the federal government will support this endeavor as we continue to grapple with this public health crisis.”
The Governor’s Office is planning on filing emergency rules this week. According to WTVO -
The administration also says it is asking Congress to waive interest on any federal loans that Illinois has due, due to added strain from the outbreak.
If you are feeling sick, local medical professionals have warned to contact your doctor before going to the E.R.