On April 1, 2020 Governor JB Pritzker extended an executive order for all Illinoisans to stay at home or place of residence, effective April 1, thru April 30, 2020. It states:
With exceptions, all individuals currently living within the State of Illinois are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in this Executive Order. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces when outside their residence, they must at all times and as much as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person, consistent with the Social Distancing Requirements set forth in this Executive Order. All persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, all as defined [in the Executive Order].
Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this directive, but are strongly urged to obtain shelter, and governmental and other entities are strongly urged to make such shelter available as soon as possible and to the maximum extent practicable (and to use in their operation COVID-19 risk mitigation practices recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)).
Individuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic violence, are permitted and urged to leave their home and stay at a safe alternative location. For purposes of this Executive Order, homes or residences include hotels, motels, shared rental units, shelters, and similar facilities.
View the full COVID-19 Executive Order No. 16 – EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020 -18).
Visit the Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage for more information. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Cook County COVID-19 Hotline at 708-633-3319 or email CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org. For the latest updates, text “ALERTCOOK” to 888-777.