Governor JB Pritzker‘s daily briefing focused on flood relief efforts on the Illinois River near Meredosia.
During Q&A, the Governor noted that they are currently conducting 30% of the contact tracing needed. Per the Governor, the state needs to get to at least 60%. The Governor also stated that movie theaters would not be allowed to re-open prior to Phase 4.
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
Today, the following COVID-19 states were announced. In the last 24-hours, there were 1,011 new cases in Illinois, including 160 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 114,306 cases, to date, including 5,083 deaths, in 100 of Illinois’s 102 counties.
Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted 17,179 tests for a total of 803,973 to-date.
As of midnight last night, 3,826 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,031 (26.94%) are in the ICU occupying 27.64% of the 3,729 staffed ICU beds. Of those in the ICU, 592 (57.42%) are on ventilators or 10.23% of the 5,785 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.