Prepare for New (or Old) OMA Physical Presence Requirements
May 29, 2020
Without action by the Governor, the return of the physical requirements under the OMA would coincide most of Illinois entering Phase 3 (Recovery) of the Governor’s “Restore Illinois” Plan. While gatherings under Phase 3 remain limited to 10 or fewer people, this limitation would not apply to an open meeting convened by a public body for the purpose of conducting essential business.
Pursuant to executive orders responding to the COVID‐19 pandemic, the physical presence requirements under the Open Meetings Act (OMA) have been suspended from March 16 through May 29, 2020.