This blog is written by Mr. Steven C. Schurr, Esq. and focuses on health care law matters that pertain to food and drug law, regulatory compliance, privacy rights, insurance coverage, state and federal disability coverage, patient advocacy issues, and mental health coverage and treatment.

Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Stay At Home Order - State of Illinois

Under the order, dry cleaners, laundromats, any business that sells equipment/materials needed to work at home, computer stores, law offices, payroll services, hardware stores, cabbies, Uber, and of course grocers, pharmacies and carry-out/delivery restaurants may stay open.

If you keep your office open, for example, you must provide 1.) six foot distances, 2.) hand sanitizer and disenfectant, 3.) separate operating hours for vulnerable populations, and 4.) posting online... if you are open and how best to reach the facility and contact by phone or remotely.

Individuals can go outside for:

Health and safety: seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication or visiting a health care professional

For necessary supplies and services: obtaining groceries and food, household consumer products, supplies they need to work from home, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences

For outdoor activity: walking, hiking, running or biking – including going to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas, except for playgrounds

For certain types of work: Providing essential products and services at Essential Businesses or Operations or otherwise carrying out activities specifically permitted in the order, including

Minimum Basic Operations
To take care of others: Caring for or transporting a family member, friend or pet in another household

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