Pritzker ‘Bridge’ last leg to freedom of post-COVID-19 world

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois governor on Thursday set out guidelines governing a transition to a post-COVID-19 state as more and more people are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled what he called a dial-up return to a return to a sense of normalcy based on percentages of the population being fully vaccinated.

Additionally, Pritzker announced that with supplies of vaccine increasing, priority distribution will end April 12, when anyone 16 or older may get a shot.

The news brought elation to the hospitality industry after a year of economic devastation prompted by the need for social distance to curb the spread of the virus.