Village of Manhattan Mayor asks residents to wear masks


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Earlier this afternoon, Village of Manhattan Mayor Brian Doyle asked area residents to wear face masks when out shopping at pharmacies, grocery and hardware stores.

“I have not issued an executive order yet, but I am asking all Manhattan residents to voluntarily wear a mask, while working or patronizing a business open to the public.” Mayor Doyle said Tuesday in a video statement to the Manhattan community. “I know we are all getting restless, but I want to remind everyone that national guidelines remain in place until April 30th.”

As of Tuesday, the Village of Manhattan has 18 confirmed cases, with over 100 residents testing for the COVID-19 virus. 

Governor Pritzker is expected to extend Illinois’ Stay-at-Home order in the coming days.

As of Tuesday, 1739 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Will County, with 107 deaths related to the disease.


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