COVID-19: Information for Mayors and Managers

Declaration of Disasters and Executive Orders

DuPage County Declaration of Disaster  March 15, 2020
Daniel J Cronin, County Board Chairman of the DuPage County Board, has proclaimed that a State of Disaster exists in the County of DuPage.

Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation April 30, 2020
This proclamation will assist Illinois agencies in coordinating State and Federal resources, including the Strategic National Stockpile of medicines and protective equipment, to support local governments in preparation for any action that may be necessary related to the potential impact of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois.

State of Illinois Executive Orders

  • Executive Order 2021-20 — Requires face coverings for all Illinois residents over age 2 in indoor settings beginning Monday, August 30, 2021. Outlines vaccine and testing requirements for healthcare workers, school personnel, higher education, and state-owned or operated congregate living facilities. Executive Order Number 20
  • MASK REQUIREMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILTIES – Requires masks for students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools and day cares, consistent with the CDC guidance. In addition, requires universal masking in private long-term care facilities. Executive Order Number 18
  • PHASE FIVE REOPENING - Safely and conscientiously expands activities that were limited during the prior mitigation Phases of the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, consistent with CDC guidance. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order 2021-10. Executive Order Number 12

For a complete list of Executive Orders related to COVID-19, visit

Mayors and Managers COVID-19 Meeting Minutes


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DCHD Guidance

DCHD COVID-19 Updated Quarantine and Testing Recommendations (PDF) 9/15/2021

DCHD COVID-19 Quarantine and Testing Recommendations Infographic (PDF) 9/15/2021

Federal Guidance

Path out of the Pandemic Opens in new window

September 9, 21 - Path Out of The Pandemic is a comprehensive national strategy that will ensure the use of every available tool to combat COVID-19 and save lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.

CDC Guidance

Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hub (2/1/2021)

Effective as of 2/1/2021: The CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. This includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances. Individuals are also required to wear masks while at transportation hubs or any other locations where people board public transportation in the United States and U.S. territories.

State of Illinois Guidance

FAQ on Face Covering and Vaccination Requirements
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Governor's Executive Order 21-22 which requires all individuals over the age of 2 and who can medically tolerate a face covering to wear a face covering when in indoor public places and also requires health care workers, school personnel, higher education personnel and students, and employees and contractors of state-owned or operated congregate facilities to be fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 Travel Map
A COVID-19 travel map is available to help inform residents of potential risks associated with traveling during the pandemic. The map indicates countries and U.S. states with increased risk of COVID-19 based on case rates. Visit to view the US and Global maps.
COVID-19 County Metrics
IDPH is monitoring several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond. Visit to view the county level risk metrics for your area.
Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State 
Restore Illinois Metrics 
Guidance For Employers and Employees on Workers' Rights and Safety
Updated 9/15/2021