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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Governor Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order

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See Frequently Asked Questions about Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Order.

State of Illinois Checklist of Essential Businesses

Governor JB Pritzker Issues Stay-At-Home Order
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has extended the Stay-At-Home Order in effect across the State of Illinois through April 30, 2020.  View recordings of Governor Pritzker’s press conferences and press releases with Illinois COVID-19 statistics. Residents may leave to purchase essential supplies such as groceries, prescriptions, toiletries, fuel and to go to the doctor. Restaurants will remain open to serve delivery, carry-out and pick-up orders. The Governor’s order, intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, requires all non-essential businesses to close. Essential services that will still be operational and that will remain open include but are not limited to:

  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Police stations
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals, clinics and healthcare operations
  • Garbage/sanitation
  • Public transportation
  • Public benefits (i.e. SNAP, Medicaid) hotlines
  • Landscaping firms
  • Construction firms; construction projects are authorized to continue

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions and the Stay-At-Home Order from the Governor’s Office. See more information from the State of Illinois. The Governor’s Office has created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations.

See Skokie Health Department Coronvirus information webpage.

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