Stay at Home Order

By now most of you are aware that Illinois has ordered residents to stay home in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. The rules for what you can and cannot do can be a little confusing. (ie. You can go to a public park, but you cannot play on playground equipment) Please read the executive order for the details.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on March 20 ordered state residents to stay home except for essential workers and trips for supplies. The order came as Illinois recorded its fifth death and 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order taking effect 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, through April 7 for all of Illinois. He said schools are to remain closed until April 7 as well.

His executive order lays out three main directives:

  • Stay at home, except for essential activities
  • Non-essential business and operations must cease
  • All gatherings of more than 10 people are banned

The drastic order intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus was issued during a press conference with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. It came as Illinois reported the fifth COVID-19 death was a Cook County woman in her 70s and that the total confirmed cases rose to 585, including 411 in Chicago and Cook County.