Guv Issues New COVID-19 Executive Orders

June 1, 2020

As Illinois moved to Phase 3 of the “Restore Illinois” reopening plan Friday (May 29), Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a new disaster proclamation and executive orders to be in effect for 30 days. While lifting his stay-at-home order, the Governor extended several legal mechanisms and provisions, including several that impact the hospital community.

  • Disaster Proclamation – authorizes a new disaster and directs governmental agencies to coordinate their efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Executive Order #38 (COVID-19 Order #36) (Restoring Illinois – Protecting Our Communities) – essentially codifies the reopening guidance issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
  • Executive Order #39 (COVID-19 Order #37) (Reissues Executive Orders) – reissues many of the existing orders including the following:
    • Telehealth (Executive Order 2020-09) re-issued in its entirety and extended through June 27, 2020.
    • Health Care Worker Background Checks (Executive Order 2020-12) re-issued in its entirety and extended through June 27, 2020.
    • Fingerprint Submissions under Health Care Worker Background Check Act (Executive Order 2020-22) re-issued and extended through June 27, 2020.
    • 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 June 27, 2020.
    • Hospital Capacity (Executive Order 2020-26) is re-issued in its entirety and extended through June 27, 2020.
    • Illinois Department of Public Health Regulatory Activities (Executive Order 2020-35) is re-issued in its entirety and extended through June 27, 2020.
    • Immunity from Civil Liability for Health Care Facilities, Professionals, and Volunteers (Executive Order 2020-37) is re-issued in its entirety and extended through June 27, 2020.