November 28, 2022

Volume XII, Number 332


Illinois Governor Extends COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Executive Orders Through April 30, 2020

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued Executive Order 2020-18, which continues and extends his prior COVID-19 Executive Orders (including the Stay-at-Home Executive Order) through April 30, 2020.

The Governor’s April 1 Executive Order comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s announcement about extended federal social distancing guidelines through the end of the month

In addition to issuing a Second Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation redeclaring all counties in the State of Illinois disaster areas, Executive Order 2020-18 contains the following provisions continuing and extending all or parts of the previously issued COVID-19 Executive Orders through April 30, 2020:

  • Executive Order 2020-04, which closes the James R. Thompson Center to members of the public for most purposes. Executive Order 2020-04 also suspends the two-year continuous service requirement for state employees to receive advancement of sick leave pursuant to Title 80, Section 303.110 of the Illinois Administrative Code Personnel Rules.

  • Executive Orders 2020-05 and 2020-06, which close most public and private K-12 schools for educational purposes.

  • Executive Order 2020-07, which prohibits businesses offering food or beverages from allowing on-premises consumption. Executive Order 2020-07 also suspends the one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance claims and suspends several provisions of Illinois’ Open Meetings Act.

  • Executive Order 2020-08, which, in part, temporarily suspends certain license and permit expiration provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code and Illinois Identification Card Act.

  • Executive Order 2020-09, which encourages the use of “telehealth services” for medical care.

  • Executive Order 2020-10, which requires Illinois residents to maintain social distancing and stay at home, except to engage in “Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations.”

  • Executive Order 2020-11, which, in part, amends the human services and day care center provisions of Executive Order 2020-10, and the e-learning provision of Executive Order 2020-05.

  • Executive Order 2020-12, which, in part, suspends several employment requirements for certified nursing assistants.

  • Executive Order 2020-13, which suspends most admissions to the Illinois Department of Corrections from Illinois county jails.

  • Executive Order 2020-14, which allows notarization and witnessing requirements under Illinois law to be completed remotely by two-way audio-video communication technology.

  • Executive Order 2020-15, which, in part, suspends the assessments, school terms, and daily pupil attendance requirements under the Illinois School Code.

  • Executive Order 2020-16, which suspends the repossession of vehicles and allows training required pursuant to the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act to be completed through online instruction.

  • Executive Orders 2020-03 and 2020-17, which extends several application deadlines for craft growers, infusers, and transporters under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

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Kathryn Moran, Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm

Kathryn Montgomery Moran is a Principal and the Office Litigation Manager of the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has extensive litigation experience in individual and class action cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

When disputes cannot be resolved by agreement or dismissed on technical grounds, Ms. Moran tries cases before juries, judges, administrative law judges and arbitrators. She has successfully defended employers accused of the following: age, sex, race, disability and...

Paul Patten, Employment, Management, Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm

Paul Patten is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

Mr. Patten’s practice focuses primarily on employment litigation and counseling. He represents employers in federal and state individual and class-based lawsuits covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including federal and state anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws.

Casey Leech Attorney Workplace Law

J. Casey Leech is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

While attending law and business school, Mr. Leech counseled nonprofit organizations as part of his law school’s Nonprofit Legal Clinic, assisted in adjudicating code of conduct allegations as a member of the Kelley School of Business’ Conduct Review Committee, and worked as a research assistant in the field of labor and employment law.