COVID-19

COVID-19

CDC Further Updates Travel Guidance

On November 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) updated its “COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination” and issued several other travel-related publications.

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Are Board Meetings Subject to the Restrictions in the Regional Mitigation Measures?

With all regions in the State operating under mitigation measures which include limits for in-person meetings (10 or 25 persons depending on the region), there is great confusion about whether these measures apply to public bodies holding meetings to conduct public business under the Open Meetings Act (OMA). Based on our detailed review of several…

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Court Rules That Election Day Does Not Close All Local Governments

In June, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, which included the following language about November 3, 2020, General Election

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As School and COVID Continues, So Do the IDPH Revisions on School Exclusion Guidance

On October 13, 2020, less than 30 days since publishing its last revised interim exclusion guidance, the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) released its latest version of the “COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance: Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools and Day Care Programs.

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Back at It Again with Updated Return to School/Work Guidance

Both the CDC and IDPH recently published updates regarding when individuals may return to school/work following a COVID-19 related event or travel.

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New Election Day Requirements for Schools and Local Governments Are Here

In June, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 into law, creating a number of requirements aimed at helping the state prepare for holding the 2020 General Election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOL Updates to FFCRA Eligibility Considering Children Returning to School

On August 27th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated its Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) guidance to address nagging questions on the applicability of the leave in remote learning variations as students return to school in the fall.

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ISBE is Breaking Down Barriers—That is, Previous Physical Barrier Requirements

Amid the flurry of its recent updates, ISBE modified previously issued requirements regarding the division of large rooms such as cafeterias, libraries, and gyms.

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RECENT IDPH AND ISBE PUBLICATIONS ADD NEW GUIDANCE, RESTRICTIONS, AND A FAIR AMOUNT OF CONFUSION

As the 2020–2021 school year draws closer or, for some, is already here, ISBE and IDPH continue to publish new and updated COVID-19 guidance directed at Pre-K through 12 schools.

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SECOND UPDATED: Return to Campus Supply Kit

UPDATED Supply Kit: Our attorneys have developed a COVID-19 Return to Campus Supply Kit for higher education institutions as of November 23, 2020. The Supply Kit contains various forms, notices and other documents for use by higher education institutions.

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