From State Rep David McSweeney:
Rep. McSweeney Calls on Gov. Pritzker to Appoint a Coronavirus Czar
Cary, IL – State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says Illinois needs a point person to coordinate coronavirus containment efforts with the federal government.
“We need a person with a strong medical background who can serve as a liaison between Illinois and Washington D.C.,” McSweeney said.
“Millions of people visit Chicago every year. The impact this coronavirus would have on our state could be severe.
“It is important that we work with the federal government and make sure all of our state agencies are taking the appropriate measures. Governor Pritzker should immediately appoint someone to coordinate these efforts.”
Illinois currently has two confirmed coronavirus cases both in Chicagoland area.
“The disease is already here,” McSweeney said.
“The Governor should be proactive in protecting Illinois citizens from this potentially deadly virus.”