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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will extend Shelter In Place Order to the end of May


Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced he will sign a modified version of the state’s stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1 and extend through the end of the month. The modified order will strengthen the state’s social distancing requirements while allowing residents additional flexibility and provide measured relief to non-essential businesses in the safest way possible. To view the entire press release please visit:

BEGINNING MAY 1 ‐ FACE COVERINGS: All individuals will be required to wear a face‐covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’ maintain a six‐ foot social distance. Face‐coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face‐covering or a mask.  To download the PDF - Face Masks: What to Know - click here.

OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re‐opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines
can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website HERE. Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

CONTINUE TO: wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; using the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.



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Click here to see the Human Services COV-19 Resources (PDF)

For information regarding Restore Illinois - Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely visit:

In light of the foregoing, the Village respectfully requests that you consider waiting to submit your FOIA request until after the Shelter In Place Order has been lifted. Alternatively, the Village requests that you agree to waive the statutory response deadlines and allow the Village to respond to the request as soon as is practicable. If you are agreeable to waiving the response deadlines, please affirmatively state that in your request. In the event you do not choose one of the foregoing options, the Village will respond to your request pursuant to state law, which includes the ability to identify and deny a request if it is determined to be unduly burdensome.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time.
Village of Wheeling

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