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Executive Order 2020-48

July 24, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-48

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-48
(COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 45)

WHEREAS, since early March 2020, Illinois has faced a pandemic that has caused extraordinary sickness and loss of life, infecting over 140,000 and growing, and taking the lives of thousands of residents; and,

WHEREAS, at all times but especially during a public health crisis, protecting the health and safety of Illinoisans is among the most important functions of State government; and,

WHEREAS, as Illinois adapts and responds to the public health disaster caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel severe acute respiratory illness that spreads rapidly through respiratory transmissions and that continues to be without an effective treatment or vaccine, the burden on residents, healthcare providers, first responders, and governments throughout the State is unprecedented; and,

WHEREAS, as COVID-19 has spread in Illinois over the course of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations, the circumstances causing a disaster throughout the State have changed and continue to change, making definitive predictions of the course the virus will take over the coming months extremely difficult; and,

WHEREAS, in addition to causing the tragic loss of more than 7,300 Illinoisans and wreaking havoc on the physical health of tens of thousands more, COVID-19 has caused extensive economic loss and continues to threaten the financial welfare of a significant number of individuals and businesses across the nation and the State; and,

WHEREAS, on July 24, 2020, considering the expected continuing spread of COVID-19 and the ongoing health and economic impacts that that will be felt over the coming month by people across the State, I declared all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area; and,

WHEREAS, in response to the epidemic emergency and public health emergency described above, I find it necessary to re-issue Executive Orders 2020-03, 2020-04, 2020-07, 2020-08, 2020-09, 2020-11, 2020-12, 2020-13, 2020-15, 2020-16, 2020-17, 2020-20, 2020-21, 2020-22, 2020-23, 2020-24, 2020-25, 2020-26, 2020-27, 2020-28, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31, 2020-34, 2020-35, 2020-36, 2020-42, 2020-43, and 2020-45 and hereby incorporate the WHEREAS clauses of those Executive Orders;

THEREFORE, by the powers vested in me as the Governor of the State of Illinois, pursuant to the Illinois Constitution and Sections 7(1), 7(2), 7(3), 7(8), 7(9), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305, and consistent with the powers in public health laws, I hereby order the following, effective July 24, 2020:

Part 1: Re-Issue of Executive Orders.

Executive Orders 2020-03, 2020-04, 2020-07, 2020-08, 2020-09, 2020-11, 2020-12, 2020-13, 2020-15, 2020-16, 2020-17, 2020-20, 2020-21, 2020-22, 2020-23, 2020-24, 2020-25, 2020-26, 2020-27, 2020-28, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31, 2020-34, 2020-35, 2020-36, 2020-42, 2020-43, and 2020-45 hereby are re-issued by this Executive Order 2020-48 as follows:

Executive Order 2020-04 (Closure of James R. Thompson Center; waiver of sick leave requirement for State employees):

Sections 2 and 3 of Executive Order 2020-04 are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020. Nothing in Section 2 precludes the Department of Central Management Services from designating specific points of ingress and egress and controlling traffic flow in the James R. Thompson Center for State employees, members of the public attending to State business, and members of the public patronizing the businesses and food court.

Executive Order 2020-07 (In-person meeting requirements):

Section 6 of Executive Order 2020-07, as amended by Executive Order 2020-33 and Executive Order 2020-44, is re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-08 (Secretary of State operations):

Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Executive Order 2020-08, as amended by Executive Order 2020-39 and Executive Order 2020-44, are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-09 (Telehealth):

Executive Order 2020-09 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-11 (Revisions to prior Executive Orders; Department of Corrections notification period):

Section 4 of Executive Order 2020-11 is re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-12 (Health care worker background checks; Department of Juvenile Justice notification period):

Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Executive Order 2020-12 are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter Section 2 shall be rescinded.

Executive Order 2020-13 (Suspending Illinois Department of Corrections admissions from county jails):

Executive Order 2020-13 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-15 (Suspending provisions of the Illinois School Code):

Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of Executive Order 2020-15 are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-16 (Repossession of vehicles; suspension of classroom training requirement for security services):

Executive Order 2020-16 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter Section 1 shall be rescinded.

Executive Orders 2020-03 and 2020-17 (Cannabis deadlines and applications):

Executive Orders 2020-03 and 2020-17, as modified by Executive Order 2020-18, are re-issued and shall remain in effect as specified by Executive Order 2020-18.

Executive Order 2020-20 (Public assistance requirements):

Executive Order 2020-20 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-21 (Furlough of Illinois Department of Corrections inmates):

Executive Order 2020-21 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-22 (Township meetings; Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code; placements under the Child Care Act of 1969; fingerprint submissions under Health Care Worker Background Check Act):

Sections 4, 5, and the Savings Clause of Executive Order 2020-22 are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-23 (Actions by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for licensed professionals engaged in disaster response):

Executive Order 2020-23 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-24 (Illinois Department of Human Services Forensic Treatment Program; investigations of Illinois Department of Human Services employees):

Executive Order 2020-24 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-25 (Garnishment and wage deductions):

Executive Order 2020-25 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-26 (Hospital capacity):

Executive Order 2020-26 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter Sections 2(a)-(d) and (f)-(h), 3, 4, and 5 shall be rescinded.

Executive Order 2020-27 (Cadavers testing positive for COVID-19):

Executive Order 2020-27 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-28 (Industrial radiography certifications):

Executive Order 2020-28 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-29 (In-person education or exams for professional insurance licenses):

Executive Order 2020-29 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-30 (Filing of residential eviction actions; enforcement of non-residential eviction orders; expired consular identification documents; electronic filings for the Illinois Human Rights Commission):

Executive Order 2020-30, as amended by Executive Order 2020-33 and as further amended and revised below, is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter the prohibition on enforcement of orders of eviction for non-residential premises shall be rescinded.

Section 7. The provisions of Section 2 and 3 of Executive Order 2020-30, as amended by Executive Order 2020-33, prohibiting the commencement of residential eviction actions and the enforcement of orders of eviction for residential properties, shall remain in effect to allow the Illinois Housing Development Authority to distribute monetary assistance under the Emergency Rental Assistance and Emergency Mortgage Assistance programs directly to landlords or property owners on behalf of eligible tenants or, for eligible homeowners, directly to the mortgagor’s loan servicer.

Executive Order 2020-31 (Educator licensure and student graduation requirements):

Executive Order 2020-31 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-34 (Cannabis requirements):

Executive Order 2020-34 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter Section 2 shall be rescinded.

Executive Order 2020-35 (IDPH regulatory activities):

Sections 1 and 3-17 of Executive Order 2020-35 are re-issued and extended through August 22, 2020, whereafter Sections 1 and 3-13 shall be rescinded.

Executive Order 2020-36 (Marriage licenses):

Executive Order 2020-36 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-42 (State Fairs):

Executive Order 2020-42 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-43 (Phase 4 Community Revitalization Order):

Executive Order 2020-43 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-45 (Cannabis licenses):

Executive Order 2020-45 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through August 22, 2020.

Part 2: Savings Clause. If any provision of this Executive Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application of this Executive Order, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Executive Order are declared to be severable.

Issued by the Governor July 24, 2020
Filed by the Secretary of State July 24, 2020