Illinois (ECWd) -
Considering the massive amount of misinformation circulating the airways and about people's businesses being closed by the Government and threats of losing their license if they open back up, we urge people to learn what their rights are. Below is a brief video explaining the three most common issues we are seeing play out and below are key documents provided that outline what the law actually is on the matter.
A key important piece of information is to know, executive orders ARE NOT law. So when you see a law that outlines you can lose your license for violations of law, understand that DOES NOT include executive orders as they are not laws.
Important Health Department statutes pertaining to their obligations and your due process rights.
20 ILCS 2305/2(b) – Subject to the provisions of subsection (c), the Department may order a person or group of persons to be quarantined or isolated or may order a place to be closed and made off-limits to the public to prevent the probable spread of a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, including non-compliant tuberculosis patients, until such time as the condition can be corrected or the danger to the public health eliminated or reduced in such a manner that no substantial danger to the public’s health any longer exists.
20 ILCS 2305/2(c) Except as provided in this Section, no person or a group of persons may be ordered to be quarantined or isolated and no place may be ordered to be closed and made off-limits to the public except with the consent of the person or owner of the place or upon the prior order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
Key article on Health Department powers and your due process rights at this link.
Within the documents are links to the relevant portions of Illinois law on the topics outlined.
Due process, use it or lose it!