It’s a ‘wild west’ for medical supplies in states, Pritzker says

It’s a ‘wild west’ for medical supplies in states, Pritzker says

Pritzker said he’s gotten a fraction of the masks, gloves and gowns requested from the federal government. As a result, Pritzker said he’s deployed staff to purchase supplies on the open market internationally.

“I’ve got people on the phones, working the phones across the world, frankly, to get this stuff shipped to Illinois,” Pritzker said.

Pritzker also discussed his decision to move to a stay-at-home order for Illinois residents.

“We have moved on now to a stay-at-home order,“ he said. “These should have been done nationally. They haven’t been. But I have got to protect the 12.7 million people that live in my state. And I’m dedicated to that. It’s their health and safety that matters most to me. It will work. It will work.“