Illinois

COVID-19 Resources

Overview

State Executive and Legislative Orders

  • Illinois Department of Public Health: Restore Illinois – Public Health Approach to Safely Re-Open
  • 8/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-53, REGION 7 MITIGATIONS — Region 7 has reported three consecutive days of a test positivity rate of 8 percent or higher. In response, public health restrictions and mitigations are instituted for Region 7, comprised of Will and Kankakee Counties. This Executive Order supplements the Community Revitalization Order, Executive Order 43. 
  • 8/21/2020: Governor of Illinois, Disaster Proclamation, Extending disaster proclamation in Illinois  
  • 8/21/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-52, REISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDERS - Reissues most executive orders, extending a majority of the provisions through September 19, 2020.  
  • 8/18/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-51, METRO EAST MITIGATIONS - The Metro East region has reported three consecutive days of a test positivity rate of 8 percent or higher. In response, public health restrictions and mitigations are instituted for the Metro East region, comprised of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington Counties for restaurants and bars, meetings and social events, and gaming and casinos. This Executive Order supplements the Community Revitalization Order, Executive Order 43. 
  • 7/27/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-50, RESUMES ADMISSIONS TO IDOC FROM COUNTY JAILS — The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) will resume accepting the transfer of individuals from Illinois county jails. Specific health and safety factors will be taken into account when determining the process for transfers to IDOC. Rescinds Executive Order 2020-13. 
  • 7/24/2020: Governor of Illinois, Proclamation, Extending state of emergency
  • 7/24/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-47. IN-PERSON LEARNING — All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students may open for in-person learning after the regular 2019-2020 school term. All schools must follow IDPH and ISBE health guidelines, including using PPE, temperature checks, hygienic practices, social distancing, and limiting people to 50 or fewer in one space.
  • 7/24/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-48, REISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDERS — Reissues most executive orders, extending a majority of the provisions through August 22, 2020. Includes Executive Order 2020-30, which prohibits residential evictions. 
  • 7/9/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-46, The Census Advisory Panel shall continue to serve as an advisory board to help ensure a complete and accurate census count in Illinois through December 21, 2020  
  • 6/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Updated Disaster Proclamation  
  • 6/29/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-45, Suspends the requirement that by July 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Agriculture must issue up to 40 Craft Grower Licenses, up to 40 Infuser Licenses, and issue Transporting Organization Licenses.
  • 6/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-44, Reissues most executive orders, extending a majority of the provisions through July 26, 2020. Amends a few previous executive orders, such as EO-2020-07, in-person meeting requirements, and EO 2020-40, the resumption of limited in-person instruction at schools.
  • 6/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-43, PHASE FOUR REOPENING — The community revitalization phase safely resumes and expands activities that were paused or limited as COVID-19 cases rose exponentially. Outlines requirements for various businesses and industries. Individuals must continue to practice social distancing and wear a face covering in public places or when working. This supersedes EO 2020-38 
  • 6/23/2020: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Phase 4 Reopening Guidance  
  • 6/12/2020: Governor, Executive Order 2020-42, STATE FAIRS - Cancels the State Fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin scheduled for 2020, to protect the health and safety of fairgoers, entertainers, competitors, vendors, employees, and those living in the surrounding areas.
  • 6/5/2020: Public Act 101-0633, Creates a rebuttable presumption that front-line workers contracted COVID-19 at work.  
  • 6/4/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-41, SPORTS WAGERING — Suspends requiring an in-person creation of a sports wagering account, in order to participate in sports wagering offered over the internet or through a mobile application.
  • 6/4/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-40, LIMITED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS — All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students may open for limited in-person educational purposes, such as summer school, after the regular 2019-2020 school term. Schools must follow IDPH guidance and all schools may continue to provide food and other non-educational services. 
  • 5/29/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-39, Reissues Executive Orders 2020-03 through 2020-37, extending most provisions through June 27, 2020. 
  • 5/29/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-38, Safely and conscientiously resumes activities that were paused due to COVID-19. Outlines public health requirements for individuals, businesses, retail stores, manufacturers, office buildings, restaurants and bars, gyms, personal service facilities, youth sports, and public amusement. Does not limit the free exercise of religion, and indoor services must not exceed more than 10 people. Individuals must continue to practice social distancing, maintaining at least a six-foot distance, and wear a face covering in public places or when working.
  • 5/24/2020: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Phase 3 Reopening Guidance 
  • 5/15/2020: Governor of Illinois, the “phases of reopening” Illinois
  • 5/13/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-37, Defines and renders assistance in support of the State’s response to hospitals, health care facilities, health care professionals, and health care volunteers. Those that continue to cancel or postpone all elective surgeries or procedures, or begin elective surgeries on or after May 11th, in order to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak shall be immune from civil liability for any alleged injury or death relating to COVID-19.
  • 5/1/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-36, To obtain a marriage license, couples may appear before the county clerk and conduct a marriage ceremony using two-way audio-video communication technology, if certain conditions are met. Suspends the requirement that a fully executed marriage license must be submitted to the county clerk within 10 days. Suspends the requirement that a marriage license becomes effective one day after the date of issuance. 
  • 5/1/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-35, Suspends provisions in the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, the Nursing Home Care Act and the Community Care Act. For example, suspends IDPH conducting an on-site review at each facility annually. IDPH will continue to conduct on-site reviews to the extent feasible. Suspends provisions regarding pest control, milk production, mobile homes, body piercing and speech language pathology.
  • 4/30/2020: Governor of Illinois, Extending Disaster Proclamation  
  • 4/30/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-34, Suspends the requirement that IDFPR issue up to 75 Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses before May 1, 2020. Suspends certain requirements, including the need for an adult use cannabis dispensing organization agent to obtain an agent identification card from IDFPR prior to beginning work at a dispensary and the need for a medical or adult use cannabis dispensing organization agent to keep an agent identification card visible at all times when in the dispensary. 
  • 4/30/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-33, Reissues Executive Orders 2020-03 through 2020-31, extending most provisions through May 29, 2020.  
  • 4/30/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-32, Extension and Modification of Stay-at-Home order 
  • 4/23/2020: Governor of Illinois, Extended stay at home order
  • 4/23/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-30, defines “State Agency.” Prohibits residential eviction actions and all law enforcement officers are instructed to cease enforcing evictions for non-residential premises, unless the tenant poses a threat. Permits service of pleadings to be conducted personally, by first-class mail, or by electronic mail.
  • 4/20/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-29,  Suspends certain provisions in the Illinois Insurance Code that require in-person education and/or exams within a certain time frame in order to maintain or obtain a professional insurance license. 
  • 4/20/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-28, Suspends the provision in the Radiation Protection Act of 1990 that limits the validity of industrial radiography certifications to five years and industrial radiography trainee certifications to two years. Industrial radiography certifications and industrial radiography trainee certifications that have expired or will expire may be extended.
  • 4/17/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive order 2020-27, Suspends medical science institutions from holding indigent cadavers for 30 days after receipt from the State facility, for cadavers testing positive for COVID-19. Suspends requiring the director of any State facility in custody of an unclaimed cadaver to donate the cadaver to a qualified medical science institution for the advancement of medical science, for cadavers testing positive for COVID-19. 
  • 4/16/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-26, IDPH shall exercise discretion enforcing certain regulations. Suspends specific provisions in the Hospital Licensing Act, the Hospital Report Card Act, the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law, the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005, and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Hospitals licensed by IDPH or the State of Illinois may establish an ACF to provide room and board, nursing, and diagnosis or treatment to patients to increase regional hospital capacity.
  • 4/16/2020: Governor  of Illinois, announces coordination with other states to phase in the re-opening of local economies 
  • 4/14/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-25, Suspends sections in the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure that permit the service of a garnishment summons, wage deduction summons, or a citation to discover assets on a consumer debtor or consumer garnishee. It shall not be construed to apply to domestic support obligations or relieving a debtor of any liability.
  • 4/13/2020: Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, Emergency Rule, Creating a presumption that COVID injuries at work in certain industries are covered by workers’ compensation.
  • 4/10/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-24, Suspends admissions to Illinois Department of Human Services Forensic Treatment Programs from Illinois county jails. Suspends certain provisions: 1) Employees that are being investigated for conduct that would not result in their termination or placement on the HCWR or 2) Employees who are the subject of an OIG investigation that is either complete or materially complete. 
  • 4/9/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-23, Suspends the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from taking certain actions to increase the number of licensed professionals responding to the disaster, to the extent that it limits the Secretary’s authority to those working under the direction of IEMA and IDPH. Ensures any impacted licensed professionals are aiding in the response to the disaster. 
  • 4/7/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-22, Suspends the date of each township’s annual meeting for calendar year 2020. Suspends the provision that no license of a funeral director shall be renewed more than twice and suspends the requirement that the transportation of deceased human remains must be under the immediate direct supervision of a licensee. Under the Child Care Act of 1969, the definition of “child” is suspended to ensure those who are 18 years or older can remain in their placement. In the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, suspends the time period for designated students, applicants, and employees to have their fingerprints collected electronically.
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Suspending vehicle emissions testing through at least April 30, 2020  
  • 4/6/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-21, Dealing only with the IDOC: Suspends the allowable time period for furloughs and the phrase “for a period of time not to exceed 14 days.” The phrase “to obtain medical, psychiatric or psychological services when adequate services are not otherwise available” shall be suspended and furloughs for medical, psychiatric or psychological purposes shall be allowed. The IDOC shall file emergency rules as needed.
  • Illinois Department of Health, Guidance on the use of masks by the general public  
  • 4/6/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-20, Suspends the requirement that an applicant for public assistance must provide an audio recording of their verbal attestation during a telephone application for public assistance benefits. Instead, a verbal attestation documented by the State constitutes a valid signature. Unsigned applications for public assistance received by mail can be signed by a verbal attestation by telephone. 
  • 4/1/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-19, Defines healthcare facilities, health care professionals and health care volunteers. Calls for the postponement or cancelation of elective surgeries. Health care facilities, professionals, and volunteers are immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged, unless caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct.
  • 4/1/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-18, An extension of the state’s disaster proclamation and several other executive orders, requiring individuals to stay at home or their place of residence for an additional 30 days
  • 3/28/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-17, Amending Executive Order 2020-3 to extend the deadline for applications under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
  • 3/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-16, Suspending provisions of the UCC regarding repossession of vehicles and requiring in person training for private detectives, private alarms, private security, fingerprint vendors, and locksmiths.
  • 3/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-15, Suspending provisions of the school code to make remote learning compliant.
  • 3/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-14, Allowing notaries to work remotely, allowing witnesses to witness via audio-visual conference, but still prohibiting electronic signatures.
  • 3/26/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-13, Suspending transfers from county jails to IDOC prisons.
  • 3/24/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 2020-12, Easing regulations for registration of health care workers and release of juvenile offenders.
  • 3/23/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-11, Residents may leave their homes for “Human Services operations; clarifying stay at home order (20-10) to further define allowed day-care programs; clarifying order 20-05 to further clarify what e-learning programs are acceptable; suspending requirement that IDOC provide notice to State’s Attorney before releasing offenders based on earned sentence time for good conduct. 
  • 3/20/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-10, Stay-at-home order and suspending enforcement of evictions. 
  • 3/19/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-09, Expanding telehealth services and requiring insurers provide telehealth as an option. 
  • 3/17/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-08, Suspending provisions of law to prevent expiration of vehicle and driver registrations.  Suspending provisions of law providing for the filing of statements of economic interests.  All suspensions are during the Disaster Proclamation and for 30 days after. 
  • 3/16/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-07, Amends Executive order 20-04 to ban gatherings of more than 50 people (with some exceptions).  Ban on premises consumption of food or beverages.  Provision of the Unemployment Insurance Act requiring a one-week waiting period is suspended. 
  • 3/15/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-06, Amends Executive Order 20-05 to allow schools operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the Illinois State Board of Education, or the Illinois Department of Human Services to remain open. 
  • 3/13/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-05, Public and private schools closed March 17 through March 30.  School buildings available for other purposes. Definition of “chronic absence” is suspended.  E-learning programs may be implemented with relaxed rules. 
  • 3/13/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-04, Gatherings over 1,000 banned.  Thompson Center closed for most purposes.  Two-year continuous service requirement for state employees to receive advance sick leave is suspended. 
  • 3/12/2020: Governor of Illinois, Executive Order 20-03, Deadlines for Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act suspended until March 30, 3030.  Applications to be submitted by mail.
  • 3/9/2020: Governor of Illinois, Disaster Proclamation

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