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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and the health care system. To learn more about what this means for you, read Stay at Home FAQs.

While Lake County residents can still go to grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, make pharmacy runs, visit healthcare facilities, and get food for take-out and delivery, it is important for people to stay home and to cease all non-essential personal and business activities. 

All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic. Non-essential businesses, such as retail clothing stores, will be closed. The tentative date for re-opening of Illinois schools is now Wednesday, April 8.

Lake County Government will continue to provide mission-essential functions and services. Operations that involve public safety, public utilities, and waste management will continue uninterrupted. County departments are reachable by phone and email during normal working hours, and are offering online services, drop boxes, and drop off locations. More information can be found at

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