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Illinois stay at home continues, modifications to essential businesses

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The stay-at-home order extends through the end of May, but starting Friday, certain restrictions are being lifted.

Governor JB Pritzker has made modifications to the order to add more businesses to the essential list.

That includes greenhouses, garden centers and animal grooming centers.

The order also requires all employees to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Customers must also continue to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can't maintain a six-foot social distance.

Masks are required in public indoor spaces, such as the stores.

This new requirement applies to all people over the age of two.

Also, more outdoor activities resume today as well.. the Quincy Park District is opening Westview Golf Course.

Officials say golfers must follow strict guidelines.

A few of those guidelines include golfing will be walking only, however, a golf cart will be available for those with a walking disability.

There will only be two people for each tee time, which are in 12-minute increments to keep golfers separated.

Also opening May 1 is the Art Keller Marina. The marina will return to normal hours of operation and will have fuel sales.

Restrooms will be open at the marina and in the pro shop at the golf course.

All other park closures still stand and have been extended to the new deadline of May 31.

To read more about the Stay at Home Extension that was announced on April 23, CLICK HERE

Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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