Governor Suspends Physical Presence Requirements under the OMA and Imposes Further Limits on Public Gatherings
Mar 16, 2020
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 bodies throughout the State.
On March 9, 2020, Governor Pritzker declared all countiesin Illinois as a disaster area in response to the COVID‐19 outbreak.