Illinois Panel Modifies, Affirmatively Answers Care Home COVID Immunity Question

(August 21, 2023, 10:48 AM EDT) -- ELGIN, Ill. —  An Illinois appeals court answered in the affirmative a question certified to it from a lower court after modifying it to ask whether a specific executive order issued by the Illinois governor grants “immunity for ordinary negligence claims to healthcare facilities that rendered assistance to the State during the COVID-19 pandemic,” finding that the order “neither overrides nor is inconsistent with the General Assembly’s grant of authority to the Governor” pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Act....

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