Governor JB Pritzker COVID-19 Executive Orders

Governor JB Pritzker COVID-19 Executive Orders

March 20, 2020: Executive Order 2020-10

STAY AT HOME — Beginning March 21st, 2020 at 5pm, all individuals must stay at home, with exceptions for essential activities, essential government functions, and essential businesses and operations. All non-essential business and operations must cease, aside from Minimum Basic Operations. Business can continue with employees working from home. Local government units across the state must halt all evictions, and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. This will be in effect for the remainder of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, which currently extends through April 7th, 2020.

March 19, 2020: Executive Order 2020-09

TELEHEALTH — All health insurers regulated by the Department of Insurance are required to cover telehealth services and reimburse providers at the same rate as in-person visits and are prohibited from imposing any cost-sharing for in-network providers.

March 17, 2020: Executive Order 2020-08

SECRETARY OF STATE OPERATIONS — During the duration of the disaster proclamation and 30 days thereafter, the urgent need to address the expiration of vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, permits, parking decals, Illinois identification cards and hearings pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code is suspended, as are the filing of statements of economic interest.

March 16, 2020: Executive Order 2020-07

RESTAURANTS & BARS — Beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, all businesses in the State of Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption – including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls – must suspend service for, and may not permit, on-premises consumption. Such businesses are encouraged to serve food and beverages so that they may be consumed off-premises, as currently permitted by law, through means such as in-house delivery, third-party delivery, drive-through, and curbside pick-up. In addition, customers may enter the premises to purchase food or beverages for carry-out; however, establishments offering food or beverages for carry-out, including food trucks, must ensure that they have an environment where patrons maintain adequate social distancing. Businesses located in airports, hospitals, and dining halls in colleges and universities are exempt from the requirements of this Executive Order. Hotel restaurants may continue to provide room service and carry-out. Catering services may continue.

Beginning March 18, 2020, all gatherings of more than 50 people are banned.

March 15, 2020: Amendment to Executive Order 2020-05

K-12 SCHOOLS CLARIFICATION — Beginning on March 17, 2020, all public and private schools in Illinois serving pre­-kindergarten through 12th grade students must close for educational purposes through March 30, 2020. This requirement does not affect the availability of school buildings for the provision of food or other non-educational services, nor does it affect the availability of school buildings to serve as election polling locations. Schools operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the Illinois State Board of Education, or the Illinois Department of Human Services may remain open for educational purposes provided that these schools are able to exercise the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

March 13, 2020: Executive Order 2020-05

K-12 SCHOOLS — Beginning on March 17, 2020, all public and private schools in Illinois serving pre­-kindergarten through 12th grade students must close for educational purposes through March 30, 2020. This requirement does not affect the availability of school buildings for the provision of food or other non-educational services, nor does it affect the availability of school buildings to serve as election polling locations.

March 13, 2020: Executive Order 2020-04

LARGE GATHERINGS — Beginning March 13, 2020, all public and private gatherings in the State of Illinois of 1,000 or more people are cancelled for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. A public or private gathering includes any event in which appropriate social distancing measures cannot be maintained, such as concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, or other planned events with large numbers of people in attendance.

March 9, 2020: Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared a State of Emergency for the State of Illinois. GUBERNATORIAL DISASTER PROCLAMATION

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