Shelter in Place

March 17, 2020

From State Representative Patrick Windhorst Facebook page: The Shelter-in-place order begins tomorrow, March 21 at 5 p.m. The order requires Illinoisans to stay at home unless they are engaged in Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, all of which are broadly defined in the order.

Some examples of essential activities for which people can leave home are for medical appointments, for necessary supplies and services like groceries, food, and household consumer products, for outdoor activities so long as social distancing is practiced, for certain types of work, and to take care of others.

Some examples of essential businesses and operations are healthcare and public health, human services, grocery stores, farming, food pantries, shelters, gas stations, banks, credit unions, hardware stores, mail, laundry, restaurants for off-site consumption, and professional services to name a few.

The order also limits gatherings to 10 people, which is a reduction from the prior order of 50.

The full text of the executive order click here.