March 15, 2020
AMENDMENT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-05 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 4
WHEREAS, I, JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, declared all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area on March 9, 2020 (“Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation”) in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”); and,
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, Executive Order 5 (2020) ordered the closure of all public and private schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students for educational purposes from March 17, 2020 through March 30, 2020;
THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the Governor of the State of Illinois, and pursuant to Sections 7(1), 7(8), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305, I hereby amend Executive Order 5 (2020) as follows:
Section 1. Beginning on March 17, 2020, all public and private schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students must close for educational purposes through March 30, 2020. This requirement does not affect the availability of school buildings for the provision of food or other non-educational services, nor does it affect the availability of school buildings to serve as election polling locations. Schools operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the Illinois State Board of Education, or the Illinois Department of Human Services may remain open for educational purposes provided that these schools are able to exercise the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of students and staff.
Section 2. This Executive Order supersedes any contrary provision of any other prior Executive Order. Any provisions that are not contrary to those in this Executive Order shall remain in full force and effect.
Issued by the Governor March 15, 2020
Filed by the Secretary of State March 15, 2020