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Governor Signs Executive Order Extending the Stay at Home Through May

Changes Include Modifications to Some Businesses and Requirement of Face Coverings

(May 1, 2020) Last night, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order, 2020-32 (COVID-19 Executive Order 30), which extended the Stay at Home Order through the end of May. The modified order goes into effect on Friday, May 1, 2020 and continues through the end of May with several new guidelines.

Starting May 1, 2020, residents are required to wear a face covering in public places. New guidance from the CDC recommends wearing face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain in order to slow the spread of the virus in the community. This face covering must cover the nose and mouth of the wearer and can be a fabric or paper mask, a scarf, a bandana, or a fabric face covering. This requirement applies to any individual over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering. Face coverings will be required in indoor public spaces such as stores.

Non-essential retail stores may reopen for purposes of filling telephone and online orders through pickup outside the store and delivery. Many local and chain restaurants will continue to take orders for carryout, curbside pickup and delivery during this time.  If entering a restaurant to pick up a carryout order, customers will be required to wear a face covering. If picking up a curbside order, customers should wear a face covering if they cannot maintain a 6’ distance from other customers or restaurant employees.   Onsite consumption of food and beverages continues to be prohibited until the order is lifted.

Although the Governor has modified which businesses can be open under the executive order, Illinois remains under a Stay-At-Home Order. Residents are advised to continue to practice social distancing measures by avoiding social gatherings, maintaining six feet of distance from others in public, and only going out for essential needs. Social distancing remains the most effective tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the city of Peoria thanks residents and businesses who are following this order and continue to do their part to protect the community.

For the full text of the Executive Order, please visit https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/Executive-Orders/ExecutiveOrder2020-32.aspx

For more information on COVID-19 and the greater Peoria region’s response, please visit the Peoria City/County Health Department’s website at www.pcchd.org/289/COVID-19-Coronavirus.

May-1-EO2020-32_1588340481.pdf Gov. Pritzker Executive Order May 1 EO 2020 32

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