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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has impacted all of our clients in diverse and challenging ways. Whether you are a public or private sector employer, a non-profit organization, a school district, or a college or university, our goal is to provide you practical, clear, and current guidance on the legal aspects of this public health challenge so that you can make informed decisions. Of course, we know all of our clients’ primary concern during the COVID-19 pandemic is the health and safety of their employees, customers and clients, and students. If ever there was a time when legal risks were outweighed by non-legal ones, it is now. However, we hope that these answers to pressing legal questions will help ease your mind as you make the many difficult decisions our current circumstances demand.

All of our COVID-19 resources for clients can be found here. For more information on specific labor and employment, K-12 education, and higher education COVID-19 topics, follow the links below. 

Labor & Employment

COVID-19 is testing almost every aspect of employment across the globe, with employers forced to balance health and safety, privacy, and rapidly developing governmental guidance and restrictions while also endeavoring to continue operations. We address a myriad of legal concerns facing employers in our COVID-19 alerts, all of which can be found here. For more information on specific topics, follow the links below or contact a member of our labor and employment team

K-12 Education

From voluntary school closures to Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days, school districts in Illinois have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19. In so doing, school leaders have faced many difficult and constantly evolving legal questions. In our alerts for K-12 school leaders, which can be found here, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. For more information on specific topics, follow the links below or contact a member of our K-12 education law team.

Higher Education

As homes for students, cornerstone employers in their communities, and innovative connectors between the United States and the world, colleges and universities have been among the hardest hit institutions in the face of COVID-19. In our alerts for higher education institutions, which can be found here, we address some common legal issues facing colleges and universities today. For more information on specific questions, contact a member of our higher education team