On August 26, 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2021-20 reinstating a mask mandate for the State of Illinois.

The new mask mandate is effective Monday August 30, 2021.

From the order:

“All individuals in Illinois who are age two or over and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in an indoor public place. Illinoisans should also consider wearing a mask in a crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Face coverings may be removed temporarily while actively eating or drinking (including in bars and restaurants), and may be removed by workers at workplaces where they can consistently maintain six feet of distance (such as when workers are in their office or cubicle space).”

To view the Executive Order, please visit: https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html

Legal Guidance

Our law firm has received an unprecedented number of questions regarding masking restrictions, rules enforcement, assessment collection, and liability concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. We certainly understand and empathize with boards, property managers, and owners alike.

KSN is aware of the board’s delicate balance between fulfilling the legal obligations to their association while assisting their fellow owners.

If KSN can answer any legal questions or assist your Board, do not hesitate to contact our law firm. Please call 855-537-0500 or visit www.ksnlaw.com.

Since 198,  KSN has been a legal resource for condominium, homeowner, and townhome associations. We have four office locations, serving hundreds of clients and thousands of communities throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Our attorneys are also licensed in Arizona, Florida, and Missouri.


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