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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Modified Stay-at-Home Order in Effect Through May 29

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Governor Pritzker’s modified Stay-at-Home order is in effect for the state of Illinois through May 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order still requires individuals to avoid travel and stay at home or their place of residence unless they need to perform essential activities. The following modifications have been made to Governor JB Pritzker’s original Stay at Home Order:

  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals, when medically tolerable, who are in public places and unable to maintain adequate social distancing of six feet, except for children under age two and when with members of the same household. Face coverings will be required in indoor public places such as stores.
  •  All essential businesses may remain open consistent with the original executive order. Essential retail stores shall reduce their occupancy capacity to 50% or to the capacity set by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) based on store square footage, provide face coverings to all employees who cannot maintain social distancing of six feet at all times, set up store aisles to be one-way, communicate these requirements to customers through signage and public service announcements and discontinue use of reusable bags. 
  • Non-essential retail stores may reopen to take orders online or over the phone for either curbside pickup (outside the store) or delivery. Employees must maintain social distancing of six feet or wear a face covering when that is not possible. 
  • All businesses that have employees physically reporting to a work-site must post IDPH’s guidance regarding workplace safety during the COVID-19 emergency. The IDPH guidance is not yet available, but we will share it once it is released.  
  • Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two per watercraft will be permitted.
  • Golf courses will be permitted to open only when following strict guidelines provided by DCEO (available via this link)
  • Some state parks will be reopened. The list of state parks that will reopen is available via this link. 
  • Pet grooming services will be allowed to reopen. 
  •  Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings and dormitory move-out. These procedures must be in a manner consistent with public health guidelines and social distancing requirements. 

Here are links to Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Orders: Executive Order 2020-10 (March 20, 2020) and Executive Order 2020-32 (April 30, 2020)





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