COVID-19 Info

            MICHIGAN COVID-19 UPDATES

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              ILLINOIS COVID-19 UPDATES

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May 7, 2020

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Reopens Manufacturing as Part of her MI Safe Start Plan

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 28. The governor’s order will allow manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11 as part of her MI Safe Start Plan.   “This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” said Governor Whitmer. “We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly. As we continue to phase in sectors of our economy, I will keep working around the clock to ensure our businesses adopt best practices to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. When we all keep doing our part, we can reduce the risk of a second wave and re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.” Under Executive Order 2020-77, manufacturing facilities must adopt measures to protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19. That includes conducting a daily entry screening protocol for workers and everyone else entering the facility, including a questionnaire covering symptoms and exposure to people with possible COVID-19, together with a temperature screening as soon as no-touch thermometers can be obtained. They must also create dedicated entry points at every facility, and suspend entry of all non-essential in-person visits, including tours. “Governor Whitmer has brought together leaders in business and labor to ensure our workers can return to the job safely. The safety of our workers is our top priority and I am confident that Michigan manufacturers are prepared to deliver on the worker protections included in today's order,” said John Walsh, President and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association. “We believe the manufacturing industry has a big role to play in Michigan's economic recovery and we're ready to lead the way. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the governor to bring the manufacturing industry back up to full strength.” Manufacturing facilities must also train workers on, among other things, how COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, steps workers must take to notify the business or operation of signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or suspected or confirmed diagnosis, and the use of personal protective equipment. All businesses in the state—including manufacturers—must require masks to be worn when workers cannot consistently maintain six feet of separation from others, and consider face shields for those who cannot consistently maintain three feet of separation from other workers. “MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber applaud the Governor for her continued steps to safely re-open our economy. Automotive and manufacturing is not only the backbone of our regional and state economy, it is essential to the functioning of the global supply chain. This is good news for Michigan and the nation,” said Glenn Stevens Jr., executive director of MICHauto, and vice president of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives for the Chamber.  “We have supported Governor Whitmer’s approach to keeping families, communities and companies safe since the beginning of this pandemic,” said Andi Owen, President and CEO of Herman Miller. “Our manufacturing teams are at the heart of our company. Working within the governor’s guidelines will help to ensure we maintain the safest environment for our employees, both as they come to work and return home to their families.”  The governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect until May 28, 2020. Under this order, Michiganders still must not leave their homes except to run critical errands, to engage in safe outdoor activities, or to go to specified jobs. To view executive order 2020-77, click the link below:  
April 24, 2020

Face Coverings Required in Enclosed Public Spaces in Michigan

[ezcol_1half]Today, Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The order will require people to wear homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. People won’t have to wear face coverings when they’re taking a walk in the neighborhood, but when they go to the grocery store, they should be wearing one. Under the order, however, no one will be subject to criminal penalty for going without a mask. Click the photo to the right to view the CDC's instructions for making cloth face masks.  It provides both sewn and no-sew options.  A few of our staff members are able to sew face masks.  Please contact Amy for more information. Additionally, marketplaces such as Etsy are offering a wide variety of cloth face masks for personal use.  Follow the link to begin your search:  https://www.etsy.com/search?q=face%20mask[/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end] [caption id="attachment_11497" align="aligncenter" width="360"] DIY Face Covering Instructions from the CDC[/caption] [/ezcol_1half_end]
April 24, 2020

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order to May 15th

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and allow some workers who perform previously suspended activities to go back to work.  “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. Social distancing is our best weapon to defeat this enemy,” said Governor Whitmer. “With new COVID-19 cases leveling off, however, we are lifting some of the restrictions put in place in the previous order. I want to be crystal clear: the overarching message today is still the same. We must all do our part by staying home and staying safe as much as possible.”  “The numbers we’ve seen in the past week have shown a plateau in positive cases, but Michiganders must continue doing their part to fight this virus and protect their families,” said MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “The governor has taken a number of critical steps to protect Michigan families, and this order today will allow that work to continue. We will keep monitoring the data closely and work with our partners across state government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”  The order will require people to wear homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. People won’t have to wear face coverings when they’re taking a walk in the neighborhood, but when they go to the grocery store, they should be wearing one. Under the order, however, no one will be subject to criminal penalty for going without a mask.  The new executive order will also allow some workers who perform very previously suspended activities to go back on the job. Landscapers, lawn-service companies, and nurseries can return to work, subject to strict social distancing. Retailers to that do not sell necessary supplies may reopen for curbside pick-up and for delivery. Big box stores can reopen “closed areas,” like garden centers. And bike repair and maintenance can come back online.  At the same time, the order will ease up on some restrictions on members of the public. It will, for example, allow motorized boating and golf (but no golf carts), consistent with sound social distancing. It will also permit individuals to travel between their residences, though such travel during the epidemic is strongly discouraged. And it will clarify that state parks remain open, as they have been throughout the emergency.  The governor’s actions today are in close alignment with other Midwest states. On April 16, Governor Whitmer announced that she and Governors Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), Eric Holcomb (IN), and Andy Beshear (KY) will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. The governor is committed to continuing to work closely with other governors to protect families and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Click this link to view Executive Order 2020-59:  EO 2020-59
April 23, 2020

Illinois Stay at Home Extended to April 30th

On Wednesday, April 1st, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-18, extending the Stay at Home Order through Thursday, April 30th. The order prohibits things like visiting other people’s homes (except to provide care or supplies) and gatherings of more than 10 people and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk.

These essential businesses, operations and related services will remain open:

  • Police stations
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals/clinics and healthcare operations
  • Human service operations
  • Community based organizations that provide meals and social services
  • Jails/Prisons
  • Garbage/sanitation
  • Transportation, including airports, CTA and Metra
  • Utilities: Water, power, gas, etc.
  • Public works
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Food:
    • Grocery stores
    • Food banks
    • Convenience stores
    • Restaurants for: Delivery, take-out, curbside delivery
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Laundromats/laundry service
  • Funeral services
  • Hotel and lodging
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Critical trades such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, security personnel etc.
  • Post offices and other shipping services
For full FAQs, please visit:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/stay-at-home-faqs
April 9, 2020

Michigan Stay at Home Orders Extended to May 1st

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel, and requires all workers who are not necessary to sustain or protect life to stay home. Executive Order 2020-42 also imposes more stringent limitations on stores to reduce foot traffic, slow the spread of the coronavirus, and save lives. “Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing. We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families,” said Governor Whitmer. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. When we do, we can save lives and shorten the amount of time we’re working through this crisis, which will be good for our families and good for our economy in the long-run. We can also protect critical infrastructure workers like doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and child care workers. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that people stay home and stay safe.”  “It’s clear that staying home is the most effective way we can slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “This aggressive action will help us protect more people and ease the strain on our health care system.”  Executive Order 2020-42 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Businesses and operations are to designate the workers who meet those criteria, and must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect workers and patrons in the performance of that in-person work.  Workers who are necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers, and more. For a full list of these critical infrastructure workers, click the link to Executive Order 2020-42 at the bottom of this page. To enable these critical workers to get to their workplaces, automobile dealerships will now be allowed to open for remote sales, though showrooms must remain closed.  Under the new order, all public and private gatherings among persons outside a single household remain temporarily prohibited. Though Michiganders may leave the house to get groceries or needed supplies, the new order encourages people to limit the number of household members running errands to the maximum extent possible. As before, people may engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, or any other recreational activity, consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside a person’s household and with other restrictions imposed by prior executive orders. The order clarifies, however, that travel for vacations or for any other purpose is prohibited. A new section of the order imposes restrictions on stores in an effort to reduce crowds. Large stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space; small stores must limit capacity to 25% of the total occupancy limits (including employees) under the fire codes. To regulate entry, stores must establish lines with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six feet apart from one another while waiting. Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint.  “This doesn’t mean everything will go back to normal on May 1,” Gov. Whitmer continued. “But based on the data we have right now, this is the appropriate window for an extension. It will take time to safely and responsibly re-open the economy, which is why we will continue to provide critical unemployment support and assistance to our small businesses during this challenging time. We will get through this if we all continue to do our part.”  All individuals who leave their home or place of residence must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household.  To view Executive Order 2020-42, please follow this link: EO 2020-42.pdf
March 30, 2020

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

As you know the Rules & Regulations for COVID-19 are changing day to day.  We are doing our best to keep you updated with changes or additions to Regulations and Policies.  Please visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave for the Department of Labor Notice regarding the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 1. What is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act? The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. 2. Are the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements retroactive? No. 3. If my employer closes my work-site on or after April 1, 2020 (the effective date of the FFCRA), but tells me that it will reopen at some time in the future, can I receive paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave? No, not while your work-site is closed. If your employer closes your work-site, even for a short period of time, you are not entitled to take paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave. However, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. This is true whether your employer closes your work-site for lack of business or because it was required to close pursuant to a Federal, State, or local directive. You should contact your State workforce agency or State unemployment insurance office for specific questions about your eligibility. For additional information, please refer to https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/service-locator.aspx. If your employer reopens and you resume work, you would then be eligible for paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave as warranted. 4. If my employer closes my work-site before April 1st, 2020 (the effective date of the FFCRA), can I still get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave? If, prior to the FFCRA’s effective date, your employer sent you home and stops paying you because it does not have work for you to do, you will not get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, but you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. This is true whether your employer closes your work-site for lack of business, or because it is required to close pursuant to a Federal, State or local directive. 5. If my employer closes my work-site on or after April 1st, 2020 (the effective date of the FFCRA), can I still get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave? If your employer closes after the FFCRA’s effective date (even if you requested leave prior to the closure), you will not get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, but you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. This is true whether your employer closes your work-site for lack of business, or because it was required to close pursuant to a Federal, State or local directive. 6. If my employer closes my work-site while I am on paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, what happens? If your employer closes while you are on paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, your employer must pay for any paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave you used before the employer closed. As of the date your employer closes your work-site, you are no longer entitled to paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, but you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. This is true whether your employer closes your work-site for lack of business, or because the employer was required to close pursuant to a Federal, State or local directive. 7. If my employer reduces my scheduled work hours, can I use paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for the hours that I am no longer scheduled to work? If your employer reduces your work hours because it does not have work for you to perform, you may not use paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for the hours that you are no longer scheduled to work. This is because you are not prevented from working those hours due to a COVID-19 qualifying reason, even if your reduction in hours was somehow related to COVID-19. 8. I'm working from home. Can I get any benefits? People who are employed and working from home aren't eligible. 9. How do I file an unemployment claim in Michigan? In Michigan, can file an unemployment claim by phone or online.  The UIA is asking everyone to please file their claim online if possible for the fastest service. The phone line has been over capacity at times this week, resulting in busy signals for some callers. The website is open 24 hours a day.  Also, if possible, it’s recommended to use the website during off-hours from 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
  • To call: Dail 1-866-500-0017 and press 1 “to inquire about and to file a claim”
  • Online: Visit Michigan.gov/uia and use the MiWAM portal
Items need to file a claim:
  • Employer EIN#: 38-1807844
  • Employer EAN#: 0355386 000
We very much appreciate all of your contributions to the organization this year. We wish you all the best during this unprecedented time and are looking forward to your return to work. Source: Michigan Department of Labor, Apply for Unemployment Insurance, 2020 10. Will my benefits be eliminated during my unemployment period? No, BCBS is allowing laid off employees to remain on the plan as if they were active employees. If you are on a plan with a payroll deduction, your premium for that time period will be deducted from your payroll once you return to work.
March 30, 2020

ESSENTIAL WORK DOCUMENTS

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[caption id="attachment_11280" align="aligncenter" width="232"] COVID-19 Critical and Essential Work Authorization from Consumers Energy[/caption]

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March 24, 2020
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MICHIGAN STAY AT HOME

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store. Please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98159-522649--,00.html for a full explanation of the Illinois Stay at Home order. YOU CAN
  • Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food.
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription.
  • Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking.
  • Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve your health or the health of a loved one.
  • Fill your car with gas.
  • Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State.
  • Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere.
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care.
YOU MAY NOT
  • Leave the home to work unless your employer designates you as a critical infrastructure worker.
  • Participate in any public gatherings.
  • Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions).
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ILLINOIS STAY AT HOME

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting other people’s homes (except to provide care or supplies) and gatherings of more than 10 people and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Please visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/stay-at-home-faqs for a full explanation of the Illinois Stay at Home order. DO
  • Go to the grocery store or pharmacy
  • Order delivery or take out from a restaurant
  • Call a plumber or electrician
  • Go to the bank, post office or gas station
  • Take a walk, run or bike ride
  • Practice social distancing
  • Save lives
DON'T
  • Buy more than you need
  • Dine-in at restaurants or bars
  • Go to the gym, salon or barber shop
  • Travel for non-essential purposes
  • Visit a playground
  • Gather in groups
  • Put lives at risk
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March 23, 2020
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WE'RE AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

While Michigan and Illinois have both issued us to “Stay at Home,” certain businesses identified as “essential” are permitted to continue operations.  By each state’s definition, Midland Tool & Supply and Superior Tool Rental & Repair are considered essential businesses because we supply other essential businesses.  Please refer to each state’s executive order, outlining the definition of an essential business for more information on our decision: We recognize that this situation is unpredictable and fast-moving.  Our COVID-19 response will remain swift and adaptable, in order to maintain alignment with the CDC, as well as State and Federal orders.[/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end]

OUR WORKPLACE ACTIONS

To ensure a safe operational environment for our customers, vendors, and employees, we have:
  • Limited on-site office, warehouse, rental and repair personnel, per state executive orders.
  • Provided appropriate equipment and support for all remote working staff.
  • Closed our mail and will call entrances at the Oak Park location.  Signs are posted to direct customers to Dock Door 1 for will call service and all other business.
  • Provided COVID-19 specific personal hygiene and workplace cleanliness directives for all staff members.
  • Enforced social distancing guidelines for all critical infrastructure staff.
  • Eliminated all non-essential business travel.
  • Implemented a new visitor policy to limit guests in our facilities. If you are scheduled to visit one of our facilities, you will be asked to postpone, cancel or meet virtually.
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March 22, 2020
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MICHIGAN EXECUTIVE ORDERS & DIRECTIVES

EO 2020-77 - Temporary requirement to suspend certain activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life  - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-70 EO 2020-76 - Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-57 EO 2020-75 - Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-48 Frequently Asked Questions EO 2020-74 - Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-41 EO 2020-73 - Temporary relief from certain credentialing requirements for motor carriers transporting essential supplies, equipment, and persons - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-40 Frequently Asked Questions EO 2020-72 - Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-37 EO 2020-71 - Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicable to the renewal of licenses for the food-service industry - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-60 EO 2020-70 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-59 [No longer effective] Frequently Asked Questions EO 2020-69 - Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-43 Frequently Asked Questions EO 2020-68 - Declaration of states of emergency and disaster under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390 EO 2020-67 - Declaration of state of emergency under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act, 1945 PA 302 EO 2020-66 - Termination of the states of emergency and disaster declared under the Emergency Management Act in Executive Order 2020-33 EO 2020-65 - Provision of K–12 education during the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-35 Frequently Asked Questions EO 2020-64 - Affirming anti-discrimination policies and requiring certain health care providers to develop equitable access to care protocols EO 2020-63 - Temporarily suspending the expiration of personal protection orders EO 2020-62 - Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into MDOC facilities and transfers to and from Department custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-29 EO 2020-61 - Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-30 EO 2020-60 - Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicable to the renewal of licenses for the food-service industry [No longer effective] EO 2020-59 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life - Recission of Executive Order 2020-42 EO 2020-58 - Temporary suspension of certain timing requirements relating to the commencement of civil and probate actions and proceedings EO 2020-57 - Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-24 EO 2020-56 - Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-25 EO 2020-55 - Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities - Department of Health and Human Services EO 2020-54 - Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-19 EO 2020-53 - Enhanced restrictions on price gouging - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-18 EO 2020-52 - Temporary extension of certain pesticide applicator certificates EO 2020-51 - Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 pandemic - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-16 EO 2020-50 - Enhanced protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic EO 2020-49 - Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-13 EO 2020-48 - Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-15 EO 2020-47 - Temporary extension of the validity of certain driver’s licenses, state cards, and vehicle registrations EO 2020-46 - Mitigating the economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic through the creation of a spirits buyback program for restaurants and bars throughout the state EO 2020-45 - Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-23 EO 2020-44 - Enhanced support for deliveries - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-12 EO 2020-43 - Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-20 EO-2020-42 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life -Rescission of Executive Order 2020-21 [No longer effective] EO-2020-41 - Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic EO-2020-40 - Temporary relief from certain credentialing requirements for motor carriers transporting essential supplies, equipment, and persons EO-2020-39 - Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of emergency medical services EO-2020-38 - Temporary extensions of certain FOIA deadlines to facilitate COVID-19 emergency response efforts EO-2020-37 - Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-7 EO-2020-36 - Protecting workers who stay home, stay safe when they or their close contacts are sick EO-2020-35 - Provision of K-12 education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year EO-2020-34 - Temporary restrictions on veterinary services - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-32 EO-2020-33 - Expanded emergency and disaster declaration EO-2020-32 - Temporary restrictions on non-essential veterinary services [No longer effective] EO 2020-31 - Temporary relief from standard vapor pressure restrictions on gasoline sales EO 2020-30 - Temporary relief of certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services EO 2020-29 - Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into MDOC facilities and transfers to and from Department custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers. EO 2020-28 - Restoring water services to occupied residencies during the COVID-19 pandemic EO 2020-27 - Conducting elections on May 5, 2020 using absent voter ballots EO 2020-26 - Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlines EO 2020-25 - Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies [No longer effective] EO 2020-24 - Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing [No longer effective] EO 2020-23 - Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures [No longer effective] EO 2020-22 - Extension of county canvass deadlines for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election EO 2020-21 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life [No longer effective] EO 2020-20 - Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation [No longer effective] EO 2020-19 - Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home [No longer effective] EO 2020-18 - Enhanced restrictions on price gouging [No longer effective] EO 2020-17 - Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedure EO 2020-16 - Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 emergency [No longer effective] EO 2020-15 - Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards [No longer effective] EO 2020-14 - Temporary extension of deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes EO 2020-13 - Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities [No longer effective] EO 2020-12 - Enhanced support for deliveries [No longer effective] EO 2020-11 - Temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, temporary school closures - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-5 [No longer effective] EO 2020-10 - Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing [No longer effective] EO 2020-09 - Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation [No longer effective] EO 2020-08 - Enhanced restrictions on price gouging [No longer effective] EO 2020-07 - Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities Rescission of Executive Order 2020-6 [No longer effective] EO 2020-06 - Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities [No longer effective] EO 2020-05 - Temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, temporary school closures [No longer effective] EO 2020-04 - Declaration of State of Emergency [No longer effective] ED 2020-02 - Public Meetings of State of Michigan Public Bodies During the COVID-19 Emergency [/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end]

Illinois Executive Orders

Executive Order 2020-30 — Defines “State Agency.” Prohibits residential eviction actions and all law enforcement officers are instructed to cease enforcing evictions for non-residential premises, unless the tenant poses a threat. Permits service of pleadings to be conducted personally, by first-class mail, or by electronic mail.

Executive Order 2020-29 — Suspends certain provisions in the Illinois Insurance Code that require in-person education and/or exams within a certain time frame in order to maintain or obtain a professional insurance license.

Executive Order 2020-28 — Suspends the provision in the Radiation Protection Act of 1990 that limits the validity of industrial radiography certifications to five years and industrial radiography trainee certifications to two years. Industrial radiography certifications and industrial radiography trainee certifications that have expired or will expire may be extended.

Executive Order 2020-27 — Suspends medical science institutions from holding indigent cadavers for 30 days after receipt from the State facility, for cadavers testing positive for COVID-19. Suspends requiring the director of any State facility in custody of an unclaimed cadaver to donate the cadaver to a qualified medical science institution for the advancement of medical science, for cadavers testing positive for COVID-19.

Executive Order 2020-26 — IDPH shall exercise discretion enforcing certain regulations. Suspends specific provisions in the Hospital Licensing Act, the Hospital Report Card Act, the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law, the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005, and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Hospitals licensed by IDPH or the State of Illinois may establish an ACF to provide room and board, nursing, and diagnosis or treatment to patients to increase regional hospital capacity.

Executive Order 2020-25 — Suspends sections in the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure that permit the service of a garnishment summons, wage deduction summons, or a citation to discover assets on a consumer debtor or consumer garnishee. It shall not be construed to apply to domestic support obligations or relieving a debtor of any liability.

Executive Order 2020-24 — Suspends admissions to Illinois Department of Human Services Forensic Treatment Programs from Illinois county jails. Suspends certain provisions: 1) Employees that are being investigated for conduct that would not result in their termination or placement on the HCWR or 2) Employees who are the subject of an OIG investigation that is either complete or materially complete.

Executive Order 2020-23 — Suspends the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from taking certain actions to increase the number of licensed professionals responding to the disaster, to the extent that it limits the Secretary’s authority to those working under the direction of IEMA and IDPH. Ensures any impacted licensed professionals are aiding in the response to the disaster.

Executive Order 2020-22 — Suspends the date of each township’s annual meeting for calendar year 2020. Suspends the provision that no license of a funeral director shall be renewed more than twice and suspends the requirement that the transportation of deceased human remains must be under the immediate direct supervision of a licensee. Under the Child Care Act of 1969, the definition of “child” is suspended to ensure those who are 18 years or older can remain in their placement. In the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, suspends the time period for designated students, applicants, and employees to have their fingerprints collected electronically.

Executive Order 2020-21 — Suspends the allowable time period for furloughs and the phrase “for a period of time not to exceed 14 days.” The phrase “to obtain medical, psychiatric or psychological services when adequate services are not otherwise available” shall be suspended and furloughs for medical, psychiatric or psychological purposes shall be allowed. The IDOC shall file emergency rules as needed.

Executive Order 2020-20 — Suspends the requirement that an applicant for public assistance must provide an audio recording of their verbal attestation during a telephone application for public assistance benefits. Instead, a verbal attestation documented by the State constitutes a valid signature. Unsigned applications for public assistance received by mail can be signed by a verbal attestation by telephone.

Executive Order 2020-19 — Defines healthcare facilities, health care professionals and health care volunteers. Calls for the postponement or cancelation of elective surgeries. Health care facilities, professionals, and volunteers are immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged, unless caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Executive Order 2020-18 — An extension of the state’s disaster proclamation, requiring individuals to stay at home or their place of residence for an additional 30 days. Individuals may leave their homes only for essential activities or for essential operations. Extends the suspension of on-site learning in K-12 schools, with schools transitioning from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days. Provides the authority for the governor to sign additional executive orders to extend the Stay at Home order. This supersedes Executive Order 2020-10.

Executive Order 2020-17 — Further extends the deadline for cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter license applications and directs applicants to mail completed applications. This supersedes Section 1 of Executive Order 2020-03.

Executive Order 2020-16 — Suspends the repossession of vehicles; however, individuals must still comply with any obligation they may have to a loan agreement or otherwise. Suspends classroom training for private security and fingerprint vendors, as any training can be conducted online.

Executive Order 2020-15 — Suspends requirements on the administration of assessments, school terms, and the calculation of daily pupil attendance. Allows ISBE to implement rules regarding remote learning. Permits the use of early childhood block grant funding to provide child care for children of employees performing essential work. Any bids received by a school district for construction purposes may be communicated and accepted electronically.

Executive Order 2020-14 — any act of notarization or witnessing required by Illinois law may be completed remotely by via two-way audio-video communication technology provided that the acts follows specific guidelines set forth in the Order and by the Secretary of State.

Executive Order 2020-13 — Admissions to the Illinois Department of Corrections from all Illinois county jails are suspended, except at the discretion of the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections for limited essential transfers.

Executive Order 2020-12 -  Individuals who are certified as a nurse assistant, but are currently inactive on the Health Care Worker Registry, may be hired under certain provisions, such as the inactive status being no more than five years and limiting conditional employment to three months pending the result of a more extensive background check. Executive Order 2020-11 - Individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain any Human Services Operations, such as adoption agencies, long-term care facilities, residential settings for individuals with disabilities and day care centers for children of essential employees. Illinois school districts do not need approval by the school board for an e-learning curriculum. Executive Order 2020-10 - All individuals must stay at home, with exceptions for essential activities, essential government functions, and essential businesses and operations. All non-essential business and operations must cease, aside from Minimum Basic Operations. Business can continue with employees working from home. Local government units across the state must halt all evictions, and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Executive Order 2020-09 - All health insurers regulated by the Department of Insurance are required to cover telehealth services and reimburse providers at the same rate as in-person visits and are prohibited from imposing any cost-sharing for in-network providers. Executive Order 2020-08 - During the duration of the disaster proclamation and 30 days thereafter, the urgent need to address the expiration of vehicle registrations, driver's licenses, permits, parking decals, Illinois identification cards and hearings pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code is suspended, as are the filing of statements of economic interest. Executive Order 2020-07 - Beginning March 16 at 9 p.m., bars and restaurants must suspend on-premises consumption, but are permitted to continue delivery service, drive-through and curbside pick-up. Gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited, including fitness centers, private clubs, and theaters. Executive Order 2020-06 - All public and private schools must close for educational purposes, but 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. Executive Order 2020-05 - All public and private K-12 schools must close for educational purposes; however, this will not affect the availability of school buildings to supply food for students in need. Executive Order 2020-04 - Gatherings of 1,000 or more people are prohibited, including concerts, conferences and sporting events as well as closes the James R. Thompson Center to the public, except for necessary state business. Executive Order 2020-03 - The deadline for cannabis grower, infuser and transporter license applications is extended, and applicants are now allowed to mail completed applications, rather than submitting in person.[/ezcol_1half_end]