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Executive Order 2020-52

August 21, 2020Executive Order 2020-52

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-52

(COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 48)

WHEREAS, since early March 2020, Illinois has faced a pandemic that has caused extraordinary sickness and loss of life, infecting over 215,000 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 7,850 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 August 21, 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, 2020-15, 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, 2020-34, 2020-35, 2020-36, 2020-41, 2020-42, 2020-43, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2020-50, and 2020-51 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 August 21, 2020:

Part 1: Re-Issue of Executive Orders.

Executive Orders 2020-03, 2020-04, 2020-07, 2020-08, 2020-09, 2020-11, 2020-12, 2020-15, 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, 2020-34, 2020-35, 2020-36, 2020-41, 2020-42, 2020-43, 2020-45, 2020-47, 2020-50, and 2020-51 hereby are re-issued by this Executive Order 2020-52 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-09 (Telehealth):

Executive Order 2020-09, as amended and revised below, is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Section 2. Beginning March 19, 2020 and continuing for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, in order to protect the public's health, to permit expedited treatment of health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to mitigate its impact upon the residents of the State of Illinois, all health insurance issuers regulated by the Department of Insurance are hereby required to cover the costs of all Telehealth Services rendered by in-network providers to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services and treatments to insureds, enrollees, and members under each policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage. Issuers may establish reasonable requirements and parameters for Telehealth Services, including with respect to documentation and recordkeeping, to the extent consistent with this Executive Order or any company bulletin subsequently issued by the Department of Insurance under this Executive Order. An issuer's requirements and parameters may not be more restrictive or less favorable toward providers, insureds, enrollees, or members than those contained in the emergency rulemaking undertaken by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services at 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.403(e). Issuers shall notify providers of any instructions necessary to facilitate billing for Telehealth Services.

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 September 19, 2020.

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

Sections 1 and 3 of Executive Order 2020-12 are re-issued and extended through September 19, 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 September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-16 (Suspension of classroom training requirement for security services):

Section 2 of Executive Order 2020-16 is re-issued and extended through September 19, 2020.

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 September 19, 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 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 September 19, 2020.

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

Executive Order 2020-25 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-26 (Hospital capacity):

Sections 2(e), 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of Executive Order 2020-26 are re-issued and extended through September 19, 2020.

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

Executive Order 2020-27 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-28 (Industrial radiography certifications): 

Executive Order 2020-28 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 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 September 19, 2020.

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

Executive Order 2020-30, as amended by Executive Order 2020-48 and as further amended and revised below, is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Section 3. All state, county, and local law enforcement officers in the State of Illinois are instructed to cease enforcement of orders of eviction for residential premises, unless the tenant has been found to pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants, an immediate and severe risk to property, or a violation of any applicable building code, health ordinance, or similar regulation. Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed as relieving any individual of the obligation to pay rent, to make mortgage payments, or comply with any other obligation that an individual may have pursuant to a lease, rental agreement, or mortgage.

Executive Order 2020-34 (Cannabis requirements):

The provision of Executive Order 2020-48 rescinding Section 2 of Executive Order 2020-34 as of August 22, 2020, is superseded. Executive Order 2020-34 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-35 (Illinois Department of Public Health regulatory activities):

Sections 14, 15, 16, and 17 of Executive Order 2020-35 are re-issued and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-36 (Marriage licenses):

Executive Order 2020-36 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-41 (Sports wagering):

Executive Order 2020-41 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-42 (State Fairs):

Executive Order 2020-42 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

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

Executive Order 2020-43 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-45 (Cannabis licenses):

Executive Order 2020-45 is re-issued in its entirety and shall remain in effect as specified by Executive Order 2020-45.

Executive Order 2020-47 (In-person instruction at preK-12 schools):

Executive Order 2020-47 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-50 (Resuming transfers from county jails to Illinois Department of Corrections):

Executive Order 2020-50 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-51 (Metro East region mitigation):

Executive Order 2020-51 is re-issued in its entirety and extended through September 19, 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.

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JB Pritzker, Governor

Issued by the Governor August 21, 2020

Filed by the Secretary of State August 21, 2020