Pritzker Urges Illinois Hospitals To Postpone Non-Emergency Surgeries

Governor J.B. Pritzker and health officials are urging Illinois hospitals to postpone non-emergency surgeries during this current COVID-19 surge.  The request was made to prepare for a likely surge of post-holiday Omicron cases and for a potential shortage of staffed ICU beds.  Hospital admissions are rapidly increasing throughout Illinois.  Holiday gatherings are anticipated to drive a further increase in the coming weeks, placing an additional strain on Illinois’ hospitals and healthcare workers.