Governor Pritzker's Executive Orders and Rules

Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation

JB Pritzker, Governor of the State of Illinois, in the interest of aiding the people of Illinois and the local governments responsible for ensuring public health and safety issues a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

This proclamation will assist Illinois agencies in coordinating State and Federal resources, including the Strategic National Stockpile of medicines and protective equipment, to support local governments in preparation for any action that may be necessary related to the potential impact of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois.

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Latest Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

Executive Order Number 19

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, PROFESSIONALS, AND VOLUNTEERS — Defines healthcare facilities, health care professionals and health care volunteers. Calls for the postponement or cancelation of elective surgeries. Health care facilities, professionals, and volunteers are immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged, unless caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct.

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Executive Order Number 18

STAY AT HOME ORDER EXTENSION — An extension of the state’s disaster proclamation, requiring individuals to stay at home or their place of residence for an additional 30 days. Individuals may leave their homes only for essential activities or for essential operations. Extends the suspension of on-site learning in K-12 schools, with schools transitioning from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days. Provides the authority for the governor to sign additional executive orders to extend the Stay at Home order. This supersedes Executive Order 2020-10.

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Executive Order Number 17

EXTENDS CANNABIS APPLICATIONS — Further extends the deadline for cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter license applications and directs applicants to mail completed applications. This supersedes Section 1 of Executive Order 2020-03.

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Executive Order Number 16

SUSPENDS PROVISIONS IN THE ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE — Suspends the repossession of vehicles; however, individuals must still comply with any obligation they may have to a loan agreement or otherwise. Suspends classroom training for private security and fingerprint vendors, as any training can be conducted online.

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Emergency rules adopted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

The following are emergency rules adopted by the Department in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations and Executive Orders related to COVID-19.  These rules are effective upon filing with the Secretary of State and remain in place for a maximum of 150 days.

School Based/Linked Health Centers (77 Ill. Adm. Code 641)

This emergency rule extends the current certifications for school-based/linked health centers whose certifications are scheduled to expire before June 30, 2020.  The rule extends the certification for 150 days from the current expiration. In addition, it ensures that school based/linked centers can remain operational, able to provide necessary services to the communities they serve, and eligible to obtain Medicaid reimbursement. While schools are closed now some these centers continue to provide services. Without the emergency rule, the certification for some school-based/linked health centers would expire and their ability to receive Medicaid reimbursement would be in jeopardy.

Effective April 2, 2020

Plumbers Licensing Code (68 Ill. Adm. Code 750)

This emergency rule extends the deadline for plumbers’ license renewals, apprentice plumbers’ license renewal, and plumbing inspectors’ certificate renewals 150 days to August 28, 2020.

Effective March 31, 2020

Lead Poisoning Prevention Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 845)

This emergency rule extends the license and certificate renewal deadlines for lead services, including lead inspection, lead hazard screen, lead mitigation and lead abatement work and supervision. It also allows lead case management and environmental risk assessments to be conducted through phone consultation when possible.

Effective March 31, 2020

Asbestos Abatement for Public and Private Schools and Commercial and Public Buildings in Illinois (77 Ill. Adm. Code 855)

This emergency rule extends license renewal dates for the asbestos program.

Effective March 31, 2020

Private Sewage Disposal Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 905)

This emergency rule extends license and certification renewal dates for portable sanitation businesses and technicians..

Effective March 31, 2020

Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 245)

This emergency rule suspends the requirement that a registered nurse conduct a supervisory visit to a patient’s or client’s residence.  The emergency rule will allow for the supervisory visits to be conducted via electronic or telephonic means, if available

Effective March 25, 2020

Hospital Licensing Requirements (77 Ill. Adm. Code 250)

This rule allows hospitals to increase their bed capacity or re-allocate bed designations between clinical services to accommodate extraordinary needs in the service population due to the COVID-19 pandemic without prior authorization from the Department.   

Effective March 25, 2020

Long-Term Care Assistants and Aide Training Programs Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 395)

This rule allows for military personnel with medic training to serve as CNAs and allows CNAs who have been certified or licensed in another state to work in Illinois during the duration of the disaster proclamations. 

Effective March 25, 2020

Health Care Worker Background Check Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 955)

This emergency rule temporarily suspends the provisions of the Healthcare Worker Background Check Act that prohibit an individual from being hired to work as a CNA if they have been inactive on the Department’s Health Care Worker Registry (“Registry”)(225 ILCS 46/33(g) and that limit conditional employment of CNAs to three months pending the results of finger-print based criminal history record checks (225 ILCS 46/33(l)). 

Additionally, this rule allows for military personnel with medic training to serve as CNAs and allows CNAs who have been certified or licensed in another state to work in Illinois during the duration of the disaster proclamations. 

Effective March 25, 2020