Monday afternoon, Governor Pritzker addressed a restaurant and bar reopening in Quincy on Monday, defying the Governor’s stay-at-home order. The Scoreboard in Quincy located at 234 South 8th street opened back up as of 10 am on Monday.
Shortly after opening, the bar was crowded, according to reports.
“Ultimately by opening early, they’re putting people at risk. The potential here is that we’ll have an upsurge in Quincy of cases and hospitalizations and that will drive that whole region, potentially, to a point where it may not reopen,” Governor Pritzker said Monday afternoon. “So I think they’re putting people at risk and they’re putting the entire region’s economy at risk by opening early.”
Under the stay-at-home order, restaurants and bars are required to remain closed until entering extend phases of Illinois reopening plan, announced earlier this month.
The bars owner, Judy Huff, made customers aware of the reopening this past weekend.
The Governor continues to be in contact with restaurant and bar associations across the State. “As I’ve said all along, people who open their businesses at this time knowing that the mitigations are just now beginning to help us bend the curve”