IMA COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - #33
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has been communicating directly with manufacturers across Illinois as the situation changes and will continue posting resources online at the IMA’s dedicated page .
Daily COVID-19 Results
Governor JB Pritzker held his daily press conference and announced:
  1. There are 1,672 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois
  2. There are a total of 720 deaths related to coronavirus in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths announced today.
  3. A total of 20,852 cases have been confirmed in at least 86 of the 102 counties.
  4. There have been 100,735 individuals tested for coronavirus in Illinois.

Press Conference Key Updates

New or critical items of note that were discussed today by the Governor:
  • Governor Pritzker noted that in the last 24 hours the state has tested 7,956 individuals for coronavirus, which is a new single-day high for the State of Illinois and shows progress towards state's goal of testing 10,000 individuals a day.
  • Looking at the numbers, the Governor noted that there may be evidence that the curve is starting to bend or stabilize in Illinois as the percentage of people testing positive over the last couple of weeks has stayed relatively the same, even as the number of individuals getting tested increases. It was also noted that today's reported death toll is lower than what has been reported in the last six days. Still, it was stress that individuals need to continue staying at home and practicing social distancing.

Employer Resources & Programs

The IMA published a guide last week on the topics of Federal and State Grants, Unemployment Insurance, and Leave.

The IMA is continuing to offer weekly conference calls and webinars to update manufacturers and businesses about changing laws, rules, and regulations. To access previous webinars on a variety of COVID-19 related issues, such as, addressing FFCRA in the workplace and discovering how employers can take advantage of the CARES Act, please click here .
Question & Answer Section

The IMA offers a variety of Question & Answer and Frequently Asked Questions documents on IMA's dedicated COVID-19 resources page Such documents include, but are not limited to:

More information is included in the link above.
Mark Denzler
President & CEO
Illinois Manufacturers' Association
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