Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that, effective tomorrow, March 21 at 5:00 pm through April 7, all residents of Illinois are subject to a stay at home order. All nonessential business operations have been ordered to cease. If workers can work from home, they are ordered to do so. However, “fundamental building blocks” will not be closing down. Residents are permitted to visit: (1) restaurants for take-out; (2) hospitals and medical centers; (3) pharmacies; (4) gas stations; (5) and banks, among other essential businesses. Residents are also permitted to leave home for light exercise, but Illinoisans are ordered to stay home as much as possible.
Regarding what constitutes “essential services / infrastructure,” Gov. Pritzker’s order provides that “Essential Businesses and Operations” include:
Further note that Essential Business and Operations includes “Essential Infrastructure,” which itself includes, but is not limited to:
For more information about recommended steps, please contact your Foley relationship partner. For additional web-based resources available to assist you in monitoring the spread of COVID-19 on a global basis, you may wish to visit the CDC and the World Health Organization.
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