Illinois Issues Shelter-In-Place Order

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On March 20, 2020, the State of Illinois issued a shelter-in-place order effective as of Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

While the order requires citizens to remain in their homes, it contains very broad exemptions for essential activities, which include:

With respect to specific businesses, the order expressly requires the closure of all bars/restaurants and "all places of public amusement," which is essentially any indoor or outdoor space that people gather – from amusement parks to movie theaters.  The order, however, has a very broad exception for "essential businesses and operations," which includes:

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