What the “Stay at Home” Order Means

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order to take effect on Saturday, March 21st at 5pm until Tuesday, April 7th. The Order states that during this time all Illinoisans must stay home as much as possible but, “all persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Business and Operations” 

Essential businesses are defined as: