Nothing new pertaining to retail was discussed during the briefing today.
IRMA launched a campaign called Illinois Retail Cares. It is an effort to tell the story of the many efforts retailers have undertaken during the pandemic to meet the needs of the hungry, healthcare workers, first responders, etc. These are efforts above-and-beyond the herculean efforts retailers have undertaken to meet the demands of consumers. Each week new stories will be told. If you have a story to share, we would love to share it! Please email your story to us today.
ILLINOIS COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, MD, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,545 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 146 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 98,030 cases, including 4379 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois. 621,684 total tests have been run in the state of Illinois, with 18,443 tests reported in the last 24 hours. We have a positivity rate of 8% for the last 24 hours. As of last night, 4002 individuals were in the hospital with COVID-19 and of those 993 patients were in the ICU and 576 patients were on ventilators.
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.