By: Brittany Flaherty Theis

Since our nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitt Law LLC has been monitoring all developments, particularly those impacting our public schools and schoolchildren. For weeks, Whitt Law has been working with school districts and other units of local government to respond and adapt to the unique threats posed by COVID-19.  Throughout this process, we have worked both in the office and remotely, as warranted.

On Friday, March 20, Governor JB Pritzker issued his stay-at-home order directing that all nonessential business operations cease. At present, this order is effective through April 7. The full text of Governor Pritzker’s executive order can be found here. FAQs and the State’s guidance can be found here.

In compliance with the Governor’s executive order, Whitt Law’s office building will be closed commencing Monday, March 23, and continuing through Tuesday, April 7. Given the rapidly changing state of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is entirely possible that the Governor’s order may be modified or extended on or before April 7 and, if that occurs, Whitt Law will respond appropriately in fulfillment of our social responsibility to our clients, our community, our staff, and our families.

For more than 4 decades, Whitt Law has been privileged to serve school districts and units of local government in good times and those that were challenging. Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, Whitt Law remains committed to serving the needs of its clients. While our office will be closed, our attorneys can be reached through our voicemail system at 1-630-897-8875 and your message will be immediately forwarded to the recipient through email. Alternatively, you can email any of our attorneys and, as always, you can feel free to call or text our attorneys on their cell phones.

While these times are challenging and unprecedented, working together we will endure and come through this crisis.


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