A police department in a town of over 4,000 people and 4 hours from Rockford decided they will not be enforcing the state of Illinois' stay at home order.

The Pittsfield Police Department on Facebook released a statement saying there's "no clear and convincing evidence" that any resident in their town is currently endangered by COVID-19.

Further on, the press release does mention to continue with social distancing and to "use a commonsense approach to combating this unprecedented situation."

It also appears to give the go-ahead to reopen businesses saying "opening could subject you to insurance issues, but we will leave that up to you."

Pittsfield is located in Pike County, and according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there is currently one positive case of COVID-19.

What do you think? Is the Pittsfield Police Department doing the right thing?

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