IMA COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - #39
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 .

As previously reported, the IMA is pushing for additional federal funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, established under the CARES Act to provided critical assistance to small businesses and manufacturers, has run out of funding. Please consider clicking on this link to send our members of Congress a message  to ask them to immediately pass additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  

Daily COVID-19 Results
Governor JB Pritzker held his daily press conference and announced:
  1. There are 1,585 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois.
  2. There are a total of 1,259 deaths related to coronavirus in Illinois, including 125 additional deaths announced today.
  3. A total of 29,160 cases have been confirmed in at least 90 of the 102 counties.
  4. There have been 137,404 individuals tested for coronavirus in Illinois.

Press Conference Key Updates

New or critical items of note that were discussed today by the Governor:
  • The Governor announced today that the entire state can now access the new remote patient monitoring program that utilizes telehealth services, in partnership with OSF HealthCare, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Advocate Aurora Health to serve those who are potentially affected by coronavirus but can recover from the safety of their home. Health care workers will digitally connect with individuals and do daily virtual visits and send wellness kits of healthcare supplies.
  • To take advantage of the new remote patient monitoring program:
  • Those living in East Central and North Central Illinois communities can call 833-673-5669 for services. More information can be found at
  • Those living in West Central and Southern Illinois communities can call 217-545-5100 for services. More information can be found at
  • Those living in Northern Illinois communities can call 866-443-2584 for services. More information can be found at

Employer Resources & Programs

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746) – provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline here .
Mark Denzler
President & CEO
Illinois Manufacturers' Association
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