Governor Extends Disaster Declarations for COVID-19 and Asylum Seekers


On March 3, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation that extends the state's COVID-19 disaster declaration through April 1, 2023. As we reported in our February 6 News and Views e-newsletter, Governor Pritkzer announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire on May 11, 2023. This coincides with when the federal public health emergency will end.

The Governor also issued COVID-19 Executive Order (EO) 2023-05. This EO re-issues several previous COVID-19-related EOs. 

Per P.A. 101-0640, remote meetings remain a permissible option for local governments if certain criteria are met. Additional information about this authority is available via this link.

On March 3, Governor Pritzker also extended the state's disaster proclamation concerning asylum seekers for an additional 30 days.