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Illinois remains under a stay at home order since March 20, 2020. The original order was extended to April 30, 2020. At this time, it is not known when the Governor will lift the stay at home order. On April 17, the Governor closed schools for the rest of the academic year.
At this time, it is still unknown when the GA will return. Each chamber of the General Assembly has established working groups to discuss legislative priorities to act on upon their return. There have been no new introductions of bills or resolutions – only Executive Orders. Executive Orders issued since your last email are:
- EO2018 COVID-19-ORDERS-EXTENSION
- EO2019 COVID-19-HEALTHCARE-ASSISTANCE
- EO2020 COVID-19-APPLY PUB ASSISTANCE
- EO2021 COVID-19-CORRECTIONS-FURLOUGH
- EO2022 COVID-19-TWP/FUNERAL DIR/CHILD
- EO2023 COVID-19-IDFPR/IEMA/IDPH
- EO2024 COVID-19-DHS-PROGRAMS-OIG
- EO2025 COVID-19-DEBT COLLECTION
- EO2026 COVID-19-IDPH-HOSPITAL-EMS
- EO2027 COVID-19-CORONERS/CADAVERS
Presently, Governor Pritzker is talking with Governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky to coordinate the reopening of the Midwest economy. In an April 16 combined press release they stated: “We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work and businesses can get back on their feet.” … “Our number one priority when analyzing when best to reopen our economy is the health and safety of our citizens. We will make decisions based on facts, science, and recommendations from experts in health care, business, labor, and education.”
On April 16, the federal government published its guidelines for Opening up America Again.
It broadly sets forth the criteria that should be met and outlines the three phases each Governor may follow to reopen his/her state. Governors may issue it state wide or on a county by county basis; it is up to them. Illinois has not reached a 14 day period with lower cases criteria yet.
Upcoming Dates: To be announced.
If you have any questions, please call or email.
John & Maureen