May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Government Relations Daily Summary

The following is a summary of three COVID-19 Executive Orders that Governor Pritzker issued yesterday.  See Executive Orders here.


Executive Order  2020-32
COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order Extension
An extension of the state's disaster proclamation, requiring individuals to stay at home or their place of residence.  Individuals are required to wear a face covering in public places when they are unable to maintain a six-foot social distance, such as in stores.  Prohibits all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household.  Permits leaving the home for essential activities while following social distancing guidelines.  Permits fishing, boating, and golf when following the guidelines.  Defines essential businesses and operations.  Retail stores may fulfill online and telephonic orders through pick-up outside the store or delivery.  EO 2020-32 supersedes Executive Order 2020-18.

Executive Order 2020-33
COVID-19 Reissues Executive Orders

Reissues Executive Orders 2020-03 through 2020-31 extending most provisions through May 29, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-34
COVID-19 Cannabis Requirements

Suspends the requirement that IDFPR issues up to 75 Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses before May 1, 2020.  Suspends certain requirements including the need for an adult use cannabis dispensing organization agent to obtain an agent identification card from IDFPR prior to beginning work at a dispensary and the need for a medical or adult use cannabis dispensing organization to keep an agent identification card visible at all time when in the dispensary.

Disposition of Executive Orders
Circuit Court Temporary Restraining Order

The 4th Judicial Circuit Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the matter of Bailey v. Pritzker.  The TRO prevents enforcement of the stay-at-home order against State Representative Darren Bailey.  Note: the TRO is narrow and only applies to Representative Darren Bailey.  The Attorney General has appealed the Circuit Court's holding to the Appellate Court and has requested an expedited appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.  See Attorney General's press release.  With the narrow nature of the TRO, the Executive Orders are in force and the stay-at-home guidelines should be followed.