COVID-19 Update regarding REMOTE MEETINGS for LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
On January 31, Governor Pritzker announced (available via this link) that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency ENDS ON MAY 11, 2023!
This aligns with the federal government’s decision to end the national public health emergency on the same date.
On April 28, 2023, Governor Pritzker signed the most recent Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation regarding COVID-19 (available via this link) extending the statewide disaster declaration through the new deadline of Thursday, May 11, 2023. Additionally, the Governor signed Executive Order 2023-07 (available via this link) extending previous executive orders. This is the final Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation that will be issued by the Governor Pritzker regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois.
With the signing of a new disaster proclamation, public meetings may continue to be held remotely until May 11, 2023 in accordance with P.A. 101-0640, as long as certain requirements are met. All remote meeting requirements that were in place prior to the pandemic will resume. Fully remote meetings are no longer township meetings after May 11, 2023. Townships must have adopted a remote policy and a quorum must be present at the meeting location. Additional information is available via the TOI website at toi.org.
If you have any questions about remove meetings, please do not hesitate to contact the TOI office at 1.866.897.4688.