Today has been a day of anticipation and legislative understanding as Illinois has now moved into a Shelter In Place state due to the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Pritzker, in a press conference this afternoon, issued an EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 No. 8 spelling out the state’s position and directives. Please click here to read.

Handling many member calls today, I heard the primary concern asking if the printing/mailing/bindery community is essential or non-essential. In the executive order you will see that the print (manufacturing) community IS essential and will be allowed to continue production.

I am aware that each company will manage this essential order in their own way and the continuing concern is to practice safe guidelines that have been spelled out by the CDC.

Thank you to those members, at my request, who reached out to the Governor’s staff via mail or phone explaining why print/mailing/bindery is essential in the State of Illinois for the safety and welfare of our citizens.