Is my landscaper allowed to start working?

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Stay-At-Home Order allows for contractors and landscapers to operate, as these services are considered essential.

The Village of Skokie has received numerous inquiries about whether landscaping crews are allowed to work during the state-wide stay-at-home order along with complaints about both landscaping and construction work crews not following COVID-19 prevention practices on job sites.

The State of Illinois is stressing how essential it is to practice safe social distancing when on the job or otherwise not at home. These practices are vital for the State of Illinois and every community, including to Skokie, to discourage the spread of COVID-19 and to ultimately prevent the healthcare system from being overrun with needs. The Village of Skokie has issued the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors COVID-19 Recommendations for Job Sites to Skokie-area contractors and landscapers, imploring them to follow the guidelines to stay safe and keep the community safe. The recommendations were initially developed by the Centers for Disease Control, and are now being distributed nationwide.

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1. How have Village services been impacted?
2. Why was the ambulance crew wearing special gear when treating my neighbor?
3. Can I donate personal protective equipment, like face masks?
4. How can I participate in the Skokie Spirit Shines Through campaign?
5. What can I do to help my neighbors and the community?
6. How can I support small businesses in Skokie during this crisis?
7. Is there a list of Skokie restaurants and businesses that are open and offering carry-out, delivery or curbside service?
8. Do any businesses offer special shopping hours for seniors?
9. Is it true that Skokie parks are closed?
10. Are Village meetings and events canceled?
11. The Village of Skokie has declared a State of Emergency. What does this mean?
12. Is the water quality safe?
13. I heard that mixing a few household cleaners is good to disinfect against COVID-19. Is this true?
14. Where can I turn for financial assistance?
15. Is food available to those in need during this crisis?
16. Can my landlord show my apartment unit during the stay-at-home order?
17. Where can I report price gouging?
18. How can I stay connected to the Skokie Public Library?
19. Is my landscaper allowed to start working?
20. Is there special information for childcare centers, including home daycare operations?
21. Is there special information for dentists, orthodontists and other oral care professionals?
22. What about long-term care facilities in Skokie?
23. The Village of Skokie has declared a State of Emergency. What does this mean?
24. How can I stay informed?