The Governor JB Pritzker did not focus on the fact that all regions appear to be on track to move into Phase 3 on May 29th. He noted that they are consulting with a variety of people on the guidance for each sector. IRMA is involved in those discussions. We had anticipated release of the guidance today but that has been held by the Governor’s office. IRMA has expressed the need to release given the fact opening is the 29th.
REGIONAL PROGRESS REPORT
Under the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, in order to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3, each of the four medical regions must have a surge capacity of at least 14% for hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators. The positivity rating for the region must be under 20% for a 14-day period. Any number in red means that region has not met the capacity requirement for that category. These numbers are calculated on 14-day rolling periods with a 3-day delay. Readers can find all the stats below, and more, here.
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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 2,758 new cases in Illinois, including 110 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 105,444 cases, to date, including 4,715 deaths, in 100 of Illinois’s 102 counties.
Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted 25,113 tests for a total of 697,133 to-date. .
As of midnight last night, 3,928 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,060 (26.98%) are in the ICU occupying 28.64% of the 3,701 staffed ICU beds. Of those in the ICU, 589 (55.56%) are on ventilators or 10.21% of the 5,765 staff 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.