Late yesterday afternoon Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-32 (“EO”), which generally requires all Illinois employers to provide employees with face coverings and require employees to wear such face coverings when maintaining a six-foot social distance is not possible at all times. In addition to the face covering requirement, the EO contains several other provisions that affect Illinois businesses, including the need to evaluate remote working and the need to post a new notice to be provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The EO requirements are effective today, May 1, 2020. Because several EO provisions appear to provide both commands and suggestions, we have summarized the key sections below and encourage you to contact your relationship attorney with any questions. We have provided a link to the full EO (link).
Effective May 1, 2020, the EO requires Illinois employers to comply with the following:
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