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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Peoria County to Issue Disaster Declaration on Wednesday, March 18

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand will issue a Disaster Declaration for Peoria County. The declaration is a mechanism being put in place to reimburse Peoria County for costs incurred from the planning, preparation, and fight against COVID-19, and it will help with the costs for recovery and rehabilitation.

Chairman Rand will also sign two executive orders, both allowing Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel and Peoria County Elected Officials flexibility in how Peoria County will provide services during this time.

To that point, Peoria County will be closing all offices and buildings to the public effective Wednesday, March 18. All healthy employees will report to work. The public may still call and email County Departments for assistance. This is an important step in ensuring the County’s ability to deliver services while also protecting staff.

Earlier today, a copy of Tenth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Paul P. Gilfillan’s administrative order was released, which also gave direction to the 10th Judicial Circuit on operating during COVID-19 restrictions. Chief Judge Gilfillan’s Administrative Order can be viewed at

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