Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected] or 217/522-5805


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – One Death from 160 Confirmed Cases in Illinois, No Further Restrictions from Governor, DHS/FEMA Conference Calls on Supply Chain

As of 5 pm this afternoon, the Illinois Dept. of Public Health is now reporting one death of a Chicago area woman out of over 160 now-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, an increase of over 55 from this morning.  You can see where these cases are at through the Illinois Depart. of Public Health’s COVID 19 Illinois Map.

As you know, yesterday afternoon, Governor Pritzker issued a proclamation banning, beginning March 18, 2020, public and private gatherings in the state of Illinois of 50 people or more for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation.  THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OR SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRIBUTION.  It also does not include venues such as grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, credit unions, shelters, etc. 

At Governor Pritzker’s daily press briefing today, he stated that, at this time, he does not see the need to further amend this Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation to limit the number of people in this initiative but will continue to evaluate on a day-by-day basis. 

To that end, CICI has been compiling a list of products and processes from our members which are vital to combat the spread of this outbreak, This memo will be shared with the Pritzker Administration and public health officials later today.

Also attached to this e-mail is a related letter sent by the American Chemistry Council to the White House and all 50 governors.  It is crucial that the decision makers in this state and country understand the important role which the chemical industry has in providing the necessary products which will be key in reducing the spread of this virus.     

Decontamination Services: If you need to decontaminate and disinfect a site with regards to Covid-19, here are the following CICI members offering such services:

ERC Midwest:

Heritage Environmental Services:

SET Environmental:

DHS/FEMA Conference Call on Covid-19: Further, you are invited to attend a business and infrastructure partners conference call concerning the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery Logistics Management Directorate. The teleconference will include an overview of the current situation, a discussion on supply chain issues, updates from available regions or sectors, and will conclude with an open forum for questions and information sharing.

These calls will occur twice weekly until further notice.

Date:   Tuesdays and Thursdays, Starting March 17th - until further notice

Time:   3:00 pm Eastern

Dial-In #:1-800-593-7177


The conference line will open 10 minutes prior to the call.

Business and Infrastructure partners are also invited to access the FEMA NBEOC dashboard via the following link:

Please contact the CISA Integrated Operations Coordination Center (CIOCC) watch if you have any questions.

As we learn more, CICI will send out additional information but please note that as a result of Governor Pritzker’s proclamation, no CICI in-person meetings or seminars will be held for the remainder of March and all of April.  CICI’s Annual Legislative & Regulatory Day and Reception in Springfield is currently being evaluated. When decisions are made, we’ll notify the membership.


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