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3/12/2020 Prairie State Legal Services Announces COVID-19 Precautions

With the developing news and concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Prairie State Legal Services is taking measures to ensure that our clients, staff, and organization stay safe and healthy. We are committed to taking necessary precautions now to protect our staff and clients, and situate ourselves so we can continue to do the important work of serving our clients going forward.

Effective immediately, those precautions include:

  • Suspending all in-person outreach, including on-site clinics and intake.
  • Suspending all nursing home visits.
  • Conducting all client interviews and appointments via phone or video conference.

Established courthouse projects will continue absent specific guidance from the local court administration. 

The best way to prevent the spread of the disease is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. We respectfully ask that if you are not feeling well, please do not visit our offices in person.

If you need legal assistance, you can apply by:

For additional information about COVID-19:

This is a rapidly changing situation. We will continue to provide the public with guidance and updates as to how COVID-19 affects our clients, staff, and organization. Please visit our website news page at www.pslegal.org/psls-events-news.asp  or our Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/PrairieStateLegalServices/ for updates.

About Prairie State Legal Services

With 12 office locations serving 36 counties in Northern and Central Illinois, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. works to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights. It provides free legal services for low-income persons and people age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Visit www.pslegal.org for more information.

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