On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, which can be viewed here, requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. You can view answers to frequently asked questions about the order here.
As it pertains to essential functions of the Hancock County Courthouse. The Hancock County Health Department in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that we should minimize contact to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The Ninth Judicial Circuit has released an administrative order which you can review by clicking here.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Hancock County Courthouse will remain open; however, it is requested that you contact all county offices by telephone before coming in person. You can find the telephone number for each county office on the Contact Us page by clicking here.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, anyone entering or exiting the courthouse will be required to go through the East entrance doors. The following questions will be asked of anyone entering the courthouse:
- Have you been to the following countries within the last 21 days: China, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Iran; or
- Reside or have close contact with anyone who has been in one of those countries listed above within the last 21 days; or
- Have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for the coronavirus by any medical provider; or
- Have been diagnosed with, or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with, COVID-19; or
- Have flu-like symptoms including, fever, cough or shortness of breath.
This will remain in effect until further order of the court. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.