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 2,994 new cases in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 61,499 cases, to date, including 2,618 deaths, in 97 of Illinois’s 102 counties.
Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted 19,417 tests for a total of 319,417 to-date. The 24-hour total is the highest number of tests to-date performed in a 24-hour period.
As of midnight last night, 4,701 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,232 (26.2%) are in the ICU occupying 33.4% of the 3, 687 staffed ICU beds. Of those, 759 (61.6%) are on ventilators or 20.5% of the 3,695 staff ventilators.