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Adams County Board passes resolution seeking to modify governor’s stay-at-home order

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The Adams County Board is asking the Illinois Governor to modify his Restore Illinois plan.

The board passed a resolution Tuesday night in an effort to reopen Adams County.

There are three modifications to the resolution that the Adams County board wants Governor J.B. Pritzker to consider.

Adams County Board Chairman Kent Snider said the first modification states the Governor's 28-day phasing window should be reduced to a 14-day window.

The second modification states the regions in the state should be broken down into Emergency Medical Service Regions, as opposed to the Governor's plan that goes by hospital capacity.

Snider said the modification asks that the medical measurements used to determine whether they move into the next phase or not, should begin on March 20, the original date of the stay at home order, and not on May 1.

"Our numbers are just far better than they are up north," Snider said. "We feel like we're being punished because we're all in this together, lumped with the bigger cities up north. We want to be on our own field."

Snider said the resolution mirrors the resolution that the city of Quincy passed on Monday night.

He said both of those resolutions will be sent to the Governor Wednesday morning.

The Adams County Board discussed what would happen if there was a sudden spike in cases.

The board said they would look at moving backwards one phase or pausing a phase, given the number of cases.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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