* Illinois Supreme Court order…
In the exercise of the general administrative and supervisory authority over the courts of Illinois conferred on this Court pursuant to article VI, section 16, of the Illinois Constitution of 1970 (Ill. Const. 1970, art. VI, sec. 16); in view of the state of emergency that has been declared by the Governor of the State of Illinois in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus; and in the interests of the health and safety of all court users, staff, and judicial officers during these extraordinary circumstances, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that subpart F of the Court’s March 17, 2020 order is rescinded and reserved, and this order is adopted as follows:
F. Individuals, including judges, court staff, parties, attorneys, jurors and witnesses, should not enter any courthouse if they
1. are not wearing a mask or face covering;
2. have new flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath (excluding such symptoms caused by chronic conditions);
3. currently have been directed to quarantine or isolate at home by any medical provider or public health official; or
4. reside or have regular close contact with a person currently subject to a quarantine or isolation direction issued by a medical provider or public health official.
Masks or face coverings should be worn at all times while in the courthouse unless the person is (1) otherwise instructed by court personnel; (2) under the age of 2; or (3) incapacitated, having trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. If available, masks should be provided to individuals who do not have them.
If a touchless/contactless thermometer is available, a temperature check as individuals enter the courthouse should be considered. Individuals with a temperature that is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher should not enter any courthouse.
All courts should implement procedures for when an individual is denied entry based on the above.
The earlier order did not mention face masks.
Woulda been nice to have that order in place during those insane and mostly maskless Clay County hearings. Just sayin…
…Adding… From comments…
Kinda tips their hand on whether the Governor has the authority to issue successive emergency declarations when the Supremes cite to the declaration in an administrative order.