Pritzker Announces Stay at Home Order

Posted by Kristy Johns on Mar 20, 2020 4:48:29 PM

Gov. Pritzker has just announced a Stay at Home Order for the entire state of Illinois effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm extending through April 7, 2020.
If you have any questions about this development or other concerns, please submit your questions to the Illinois Manufacturing Helpline. 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association states that the following manufacturing facilities, distribution, and supply chains are considered essential and may continue to operate. Employees are considered essential and may continue working in your facilities.

Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitation, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, as well as products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.

Manufacturers will self-determine if they fall under this guideline. It will not require a special designation or permit from the State of Illinois.

Manufacturers and other essential businesses shall comply with social distancing requirements to the extent possible while maintaining inventory, preserving the plant and equipment, ensuring security, and processing payroll and benefits.
The  Executive Order is available at
Kristy Johns

Written by Kristy Johns

Topics: crisis management, COVID-19

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