There was nothing related to retail to report from today’s briefing.
IRMA continues to receive reports of abusive confrontations with customers over customer failure to wear masks and the failure of local law enforcement to support their local retailers. These stories must be told. It is important that members share those reports with IRMA as they happen including when, where, and what. If possible, pictures or surveillance video would also be important. Please forward reports to Alec Laird.
FACE COVERINGS SUPPLIERS
In order to assist retailers in the procurement of facial coverings for employees, IRMA has created a place on it’s website. Retailers can review and contact the supplier of their choice on IRMA’s website.
ILLINOIS COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, MD, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,259 new cases in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 58,505 cases, to date, including 2,559 deaths, in 97 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted 15,208 tests for a total of 300,000 to-date.
As of midnight last night, 4,717 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,250 (26.5%) are in the ICU. Of those, 789 (63.1%) are on ventilators.