3/21/2020 12:04:00 PM ICC takes action to halt solicitations
CHICAGO — In Emergency Special Session this week, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued Emergency Orders placing an immediate moratorium on in-person or door-to-door marketing of services by Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers (ARES) and Alternative Gas Suppliers (AGS) for the duration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The action is in response to Governor Pritzker’s public health emergency declaration.
“This step is being taken for the protection of both consumers and the ARES and AGS sales agents. In-person and door-to-door solicitations, being physically present with a customer, are contrary to the physical distancing being suggested by state and federal health and government officials to curb the spread of COVID-19 – which is our top priority right now,” said Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Carrie Zalewski.