COVID-19

COVID-19

We Will Continue to Be Available During the COVID-19 Crisis – How to Contact Us

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, our focus remains on supporting our clients and keeping our employees healthy. We want you to know that we are here for you as you face this unprecedented challenge. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are available and responsive as always to assist during this rapidly evolving health and…

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Update on Transportation Vendors’ Request for Shut-Down Payments

Several questions have arisen from ISBE’s March 17, 2020 webinar with respect to transportation vendors’ widespread requests to school districts for continued payments during the COVID-19 shutdown.  Through recent communications, ISBE has confirmed that it is not mandating that school districts continue to pay their transportation vendors.  Rather, each school district has the option to…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19: Updated Guidance on Preparedness and Response

Information surrounding COVID‐19 (Coronavirus) is constantly evolving as we continue to learn more about the virus including how it is transmitted, actions being taken to prevent its spread, and what effects it has or is projected to have on society. Agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public…

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Key Information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 11, 2020, the House of Representatives introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Bill”) which, if signed into law, provides FY2020 supplemental funding, emergency waivers, free Coronavirus testing and paid sick leave, and expands protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and food assistance programs. The Families First…

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Governor Suspends Physical Presence Requirements under the OMA and Imposes Further Limits on Public Gatherings

As the spread of COVID‐19 continues to grow, the Governor issued an Executive Order today to suspend the physical presence requirements under the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and to limit the size of all public and private gatherings in Illinois, among other things. The suspension of the OMA requirements was of utmost importance to public…

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COVID-19: Guidance on Preparedness and Response

Information surrounding COVID‐19 (Coronavirus) is constantly evolving as we learn more about the virus including how it is transmitted, actions that can be taken to prevent its spread, and what effects it has or is projected to have on society. Significantly, Governor Pritzker just ordered all private and public K‐12 schools to be closed from…

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Coronavirus: Information for Educational Institutions

Prompted by the rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections across the globe, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) urged the American public to begin taking precautions for the eventual spread of the virus to the United States.  The CDC has noted that educational institutions should be prepared for progression of the…

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