There was nothing related to retail to report from today’s briefing.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEBINAR
This Thursday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m. (CST), IRMA will be hosting an hour-long webinar regarding unemployment insurance. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered!
We encourage you to submit questions in advance to Tanya Triche Dawood at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2,341 new cases in Illinois, including 46 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 63,840 cases, to date, including 2,662 deaths, in 97 of Illinois’s 102 counties.
Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted 13,834 tests for a total of 333,147 to-date.
As of midnight last night, 4,493 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,232 (27.4%) are in the ICU occupying 33.4% of the 3, 681 staffed ICU beds. Of those, 763 (61.9%) are on ventilators or 22% of the 3,475 staff ventilators.