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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) information & resources

3/20 – Illinois Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a statewide stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus. The order is expected to begin at 5 p.m. and continue until the end of April 7. Essentially, the order will close “non-essential” businesses that may still be open. It will determine what is deemed a “necessary industry” – such as government, grocery store employees, pharmacists, healthcare workers, daycare providers, media and several others- and what is not. Read more.

Please be aware that we have made the decision to close our SSMMA offices as of March 16th through the end of the month due to COVID-19. Staff will be working externally and will still be engaged in work-related activities. Feel free to contact us by email or phone, as needed. Also, as you were notified last week, all of our meetings have been cancelled through the month of March. Stay tuned for other updates related to our Association’s schedule later this month.

Likewise, please keep us informed if your municipality has enacted closures and what steps you have taken. We are monitoring closures and sharing information with others.

In light of President Trump’s national emergency proclamation, the World Health Organization’s global pandemic declaration and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s county and state disaster proclamations due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, we’ve set up a COVID-19 webpage and compiled some resources from the following that may be useful. Read more.

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