CICI's COVID-19 Alerts & Documents

Documents
Chicago Essential Worker Quarantine Exemption Letter (7/17/20)  
Draft Justification Letter for Employers (4/7/20)

Essential Worker Placard (4/9/20) 
Illinois Business Call to Wear Masks Press Release (7/15/20)  
Notice to Employees-Face Covering masks-Dos and Don'ts (4/9/20)

COVID-19 Alerts

NOVEMBER
November 20, 2020 -  Executive Order on Tier 3 Mitigations for Manufacturers, Office Personnel; Illinois Vaccination Plans; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
November 17, 2020 - Illinois Moves to a Tier 3 Mitigation Order; Increased Mitigations Measures Ordered Across the Country - Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders; Secretary of State Closes Driver Services Facilities for 3 Weeks
November 12, 2020 -  Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot Recommend People to Stay at Home; Worst Hospitalization Rate Since Pandemic Began; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
November 11, 2020 - Social Gatherings Limited to 10 in Some Regions, Governor Hints at Another Possible Stay-at-Home Order; Hospitalization Rates Double in past 3 Weeks
November 6, 2020 - COVID Cases Increase Substantially - Governor Pritzker Hints at Return to Some Phase 3 Measures if Situation Doesn’t improve; Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
November 4, 2020 - Entire State Under Additional Restrictions; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders

OCTOBER
October 30, 2020 - For Now, Only Region 2 (North Central Illinois) Free of Additional Restrictions; Civil Disobedience, Lawsuits Abound Challenging Governor Pritzker’s Authority; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
October 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase – 7 of State’s 11 Regions Under Additional Mitigation Measures
October 23, 2020 - COVID Cases Continue to Increase - Region 1 to Face Even Further Mitigation Measures; Chicago Adds to its Mitigation Efforts; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
October 20, 2020 - Additional Restrictions Re-Imposed On Several Regions (Including DuPage, Will, Kane and Kankakee Counties) Restrictions Increased; Positivity Rates Increase Across the State with Numerous Counties at Warning Level
October 16, 2020 - Indiana Added to Chicago’s Travel Order; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
October 9, 2020 - Additional Restrictions Lifted for St. Louis Metro-East Area; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
October 2, 2020 - Illinois Secretary of State Extends Driver’s License Renewal; IDPH Issues Halloween Guidance; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders

SEPTEMBER 
September 30, 2020 - Region 1 (Northwestern Illinois) Faced with Increased Restrictions; Chicago Eases Some COVID-19 Restrictions
September 25, 2020 -  Region 1 in Northern Illinois Warned of Increased Restrictions; Hospitalizations at Highest Since Mid-June; Pritzker Extends Executive Order for COVID-19 Measures; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
September 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Hit on Illinois Economy & Jobs; Will, Kankakee Counties Relieved of Additional Mitigation Efforts; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders; Illinois Surpasses 5 Million Tests
September 16, 2020 - Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
September 11, 2020 - IDPH Announces 30 Counties are at Warning Level; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
September 9, 2020 - Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
September 4, 2020 - Bad News/Good News - Largest Number of Positive Cases, Tests to Date; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
September 2, 2020 - Metro-East Region to Implement Same Restrictions as Will, Kankakee Counties; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders

AUGUST 
August 28, 2020 -  Illinois Supreme Court Issues COVID-19 Rules for Courthouses; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
August 25, 2020 - Will, Kankakee Counties Fall Backward from Phase 4; Expanded Statewide Face Covering Requirement for All Bars and Restaurants
August 19, 2020 -  St. Louis Metro-East is First Region of State to Fall Backward from Phase 4; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
August 14, 2020 - More Warnings for Counties Approaching Higher Positivity Rates, Travel to Missouri; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders; Important Information for Essential Employees Exposed to COVID-19 but Test Negative
August 11, 2020 - JCAR Allows Emergency Rule Requiring Businesses to Mandate Face Coverings, Capacity Limits or Face Fines and Penalties
August 7, 2020 - Governor Pritzker Announces Emergency Rule Requiring Businesses to Mandate Face Coverings; Updated Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders
August 5, 2020 - Only 4 of Illinois’ 11 COVID-19 Regions Below 5% Positivity Rate; Chicago Public Schools Announce Remote Learning Amongst Strike Threats from Teachers’ Union, Archdiocese Continuing with In-Classroom Option; Cook County Issues Travel Guidance Order Similar to Chicago; Hospitalization Rates Remain Low and Steady

JULY
July 29, 2020 - Addendum to Today’s Update: IHSA Announces New Sports Schedule
July 29, 2020
 - Pritzker Issues Warnings to Several Illinois Counties, Places Restrictions on Youth Sports; City of Chicago Adds Missouri, Wisconsin, Other States to Travel Order; Specific State Information on COVID-19 Orders, Re-Opening Plans; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Incrementally Fall
July 22, 2020
 - Chicago, Other Areas Tighten Phase 4 Restrictions; CFATS Re-Authorization on President Trump’s Desk Ahead of Tomorrow’s Expiration; Hospitalization Rates Still Falling to Lowest Levels Yet
July 17, 2020
 - Employer/Employee Guidance on Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order; Pritzker Announces Changes to Phase 4 Re-Opening Plan
July 15, 2020 - Pritzker Announces Changes to Phase 4 Re-Opening Plan; CICI Joins Business, Healthcare Groups in Call to Wear Masks to Save Lives, Protect Jobs; 3M, MIT Developing a rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Test; Hospitalization Rates Lowest Since State’s Peak from Late April
July 10, 2020 -  Information Concerning City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Fall
July 2, 2020 - City of Chicago to Quarantine Residents Traveling to Certain States
July 2, 2020 - USEPA, IEPA to Halt Discretionary Enforcement Policy August 31

JUNE 
June 23, 2020 - Guidance Documents Available for Illinois to Move into Phase 4 This Friday; Pritzker Announces In-Person Education to Resume in Upcoming Academic Year; Applications Available for Grants to Some Businesses; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Fall
June 18, 2020 - Pritzker Administration Announces Grant Programs for Some Businesses; Free Cloth Face Masks Available
June 12, 2020 - Free Cloth Face Masks Available; Pritzker Cancels Illinois & DuQuoin State Fairs; Reminder - Virtual CICI Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Next Thursday, June 18
June 9, 2020 - Barring Any Significant COVID-19 Surge, State on Track for Phase 4 Re-Opening; Pritzker Places “Requests” on Insurance Companies Amid Looting and Vandalism; Virtual CICI Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Next Thursday, June 18

MAY
May 29, 2020 - Governor Pritzker to Issue New Executive Order for Phase 3 Re-Opening; Press Briefings to be Conducted on an As-Needed Basis
May 28, 2020 - Chicago Outlines its Re-Opening Plans to Begin Next Week; U.S. Supreme Court Gives Pritzker Until Tonight to Respond to Religious Organizations Lawsuits
May 27, 2020 -  Illinois Meeting All 5 of its Goals Ahead of Friday’s Phase 3 Re-Opening; Driver Facilities Set to Re-Open Next Week, Other Transportation Related News; Recovery Rate at 92%
May 26, 2020 - Business Re-Opening Guidance; Hospitalization Rates Lowest Ever
May 22, 2020 - WC, UI Changes Pass to Governor; General Assembly Still in Session
May 21, 2020 - General Assembly on Track to Adjourn Tomorrow; OSHA Updates its Guidance for Employers Reopening; Criminal Fraud Alert Related to Economic Impact Payments; Trump Administration Outlines Federal Help to Illinois
May 20, 2020 - Pritzker Announces New Plan to Allow Limited Activities; IDPH Pulls Emergency Rules on Misdemeanor Non-Compliance; FMSCA Extends & Updates Hours of Service Rules; National Governor’s Association’s State-By-State Summary of Public Health Criteria & State Actions in Reopening Plans; New Illinois Supreme Court Order & Guidelines for Resuming Court Operations
May 19, 2020 -  Updated USEPA, CDC Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfecting Spaces; Guidance to Reduce Risk of Legionella; Hospitalization Rates Show Greatest Improvement
May 18, 2020 - Pritzker Only Wants Budget, COVID-19 Needs Addressed by Lawmakers; State Encourages “Essential Workers” to get Tested; CICI Associate Member Services
May 15, 2020 - As More Testing Comes Online, State Encourages “Essential Workers” to get Tested; Positivity Rates Continue to Decline; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Improve; Decontamination & Disinfection Services
May 14, 2020 - Positivity Rates Now Under 20% for Entire State; CICI Member Companies Helping Underserved Local Communities; Dow makes “Return to Work” Playbook Available; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Improve
May 13, 2020 - Legislature to Return to Springfield Next Week; Dow makes “Return to Work” Playbook Available
May 12, 2020 - Pritzker Calls on General Assembly to Reconvene; Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Governor’s Request for Direct Appeal; Updated Regional Positivity Rates, Hospitalizations
May 11, 2020 - Marine Safety Information Bulletin for Port and Facility Operations; Positivity & Hospitalization Rates
May 8, 2020 - Mayor Lightfoot Unveils Chicago’s Own Reopening Strategy; CISA New Guidance on “Disinformation Activity”; State up to 344 Testing Sites; Reminder - Pritzker Halts Weekend Press Briefings
May 7, 2020 - FDA Pulls Approval for Some Face Masks Makers; Stay Safe Initiative for Returning Back to Work; IDPH Issues Guidance for Return of General Assembly; Pritzker Halts Weekend Press Briefings
May 6, 2020 - Commercial Routing Assistance Tool Available; General Assembly Far Off from Returning to Springfield
May 5, 2020 - Governor Pritzker Unveils Parameters for Regionally Phased-In Reopening Plan; Pritzker Asks IL Supreme Court to Decide Emergency Powers; State and Local Restrictions Across the Country; Hospitalization Rates Continue to Decrease; Recovery Rates Stay the Same
May 4, 2020 -  Local Governments Responsible for Enforcing “Stay at Home” Order
May 3, 2020 - Hospitalization Rates Decrease; Decontamination & Disinfection Services; CICI Associate Member Services
May 1, 2020 pm - Secretary of State Opens 3 CDL Testing Facilities; Governor’s New Extended “Stay at Home” Order Available with IDPH Guidance Documents; More Testing Sites Coming Online
May 1, 2020 am - Governor’s New Extended “Stay at Home” Order Available with IDPH Guidance Documents

APRIL
April 30, 2020 -  Governor’s Extended “Stay at Home” Order Starts Tomorrow; Third Lawsuit Against Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Orders; Updated USEPA, CDC Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfecting Spaces
April 29, 2020 - Another Lawsuit Filed Against Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order; Update on COVID-19 Cases
April 28, 2020 pm -  Pritzker Blasts TRO Aimed at new “Stay at Home” Order; Free Cloth Face Masks Still Available; Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Executive Order; Recovery Rate Update
April 28, 2020 am - Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Executive Order
April 27, 2020 - Clay County Judge Rules Against Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order; Illinois Small Business Loan Fund to Double; Hospitalization Rates
April 26, 2020 - Worker’s Comp Rule to be Withdrawn; Early Edition of Governor Pritzker Extension of “Stay at Home” Order; Decontamination & Disinfection Services; CICI Associate Member Services
April 24, 2020 - TRO Granted Against Worker’s Comp Emergency Rule; Trump Signs 3rd COVID-19 Stimulus Plan; Increased Testing Sites
April 23, 2020 -  Pritzker Will Extend “Stay at Home” Order Until May 30 but with Changes; Illinois COVID-19 Modeling; Webinar on New Federal Stimulus Package
April 22, 2020 - Request for TRO & Preliminary Injunction Against Worker’s Comp Rule Available; Free Face Masks Distribution Sign-Up; Another Federal Stimulus Package Being Debated; Updated CICI COVID-19 Webpage
April 21, 2020 - Temporary Restraining Order Requested for Worker’s Comp Emergency Rules; Changes Coming to “Stay at Home” Order; Update on Recovery Rates
April 20, 2020 - Hospitalization Rates Show Progress, Slowing Rate; More Local Governments in Illinois Requiring Face Masks
April 19, 2020 - White House Information on Federal Help to Illinois; Phases of Re-Opening Economy; More Local Governments in Illinois Requiring Face Masks; Decontamination & Disinfection Services; CICI Associate Member Services
April 17, 2020 - Schools Closed for Remainder of the Academic Year; Industry Guidance on Managing Suspected/Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the Workplace; OSHA Discretionary Enforcement Guidance; White House Guidance for States on Re-Opening Economy; Some Illinois Cities Requiring Face Masks; IDPH Alert on Respirators
April 16, 2020 - IEPA Compliance Expectations Memo; Update on Worker’s Compensation Emergency Rule; Midwest Governors’ Collaboration on Reopening Economy; Update on COVID-19 Cases & Testing
April 15, 2020 - Preliminary State Budget Shortfall Projections; SOCMA Webinar on Tax Credits & Available Capital During COVID-19; CICI COVID-19 Webpage
April 14, 2020 -  Worker’s Compensation Emergency Rule; CICI informs Illinois General Assembly on Important Work of the State’s Chemical Industry:  COVID-19 Recovery Rate; and CICI COVID-19 Webpage
April 13, 2020 pm - Unemployment Claims Challenges; Temporary TWIC Exemptions; Update on Cases
April 13, 2020 am - Federal and State Business Assistance, Resources, and Information
April 12, 2020 - Lowest Number of Deaths Than in Last Six Days Relative to Increased Testing; Updated Recovery Numbers Expected Later this Week
April 10, 2020 - Comments from Governor Pritzker's Press Briefing; Decontamination & Disinfection Services; CICI Associate Member Services
April 9, 2020 - Update on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers; OSHA Update on Worker Exposure; FMCS Extends Emergency Declaration; CICI Members Continue Answering the Call to Combat COVID-19; Plastic Bans Lifted in Response to COVID-19
April 8, 2020 -  Temporary Exemptions for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME); 3M Announces 166.5 Million More Respirators
April 7, 2020 - Reminder: Chemical Manufacturers, Distributors, Warehouses Are Essential Businesses; Federal Stimulus Funds for Small Business; New CDC Recommendations on Face Masks
April 6, 2020 - Child Care Assistance Application; Best Practices for Grocery Shopping
April 5, 2020 - Child Care Assistance for “Essential Workers”
April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Predictions, Graphs; McCormick Place, Other Facilities Coming Online; DHS, Department of Labor, Coast Guard Notices; Links to Executive Orders; Law Firms & Other Services
April 2, 2020 - Extension of “Stay at Home” Order; Decontamination Services; Law Firms & Other Services
April 1, 2020 - Governor Extends “Stay at Home” Order; CDC, OSHA Guidance on Work Site Safety, Disinfection; Protocol for Returning to Work; CICI Staff Working Remotely

MARCH
March 31, 2020 - New Executive Order (EO) Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until April 30; Remote Learning for All Schools; Organized Labor Urge Federal Action
March 30, 2020 - Chemical Transportation Safety Services; McCormick Place to be Turned into Temporary Hospital; More Updated CICI Member Services
March 29, 2020 - University of Washington’s Projections; Updated CICI Member Service
March 28, 2020 - Companies Responding to Outbreak; CICI Member Services
March 27, 2020 pm - USEPA Discretion for Non-Compliance; OSHA Enforcement Guidance; CICI Member COVID-19 Services Request
March 27, 2020 am - CFATS Postponing/Rescheduling Inspections; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Workforce Tracker; EchoSystem Critical Material Website; Interactive Website for Manufacturers, Suppliers
March 26, 2020 - EchoSystem Critical Material Website; Interactive Website for Illinois Manufacturers, Suppliers; Federal Stimulus Package; Pre-Entry Screening at Facilities
March 25, 2020 -  Interactive Website for Illinois Manufacturers, Suppliers; IEPA Enforcement Discretion Discussion; Industry Urges DHS Uniform Application of Critical Infrastructure Definition; CICI Staff working Remotely; SOCMA Webinar
March 24, 2020 -  Interactive Website for Illinois Manufacturers, Suppliers; Unknown When General Assembly Will Reconvene in Springfield
March 23, 2020 -  Illinois Industry Increasing PPE Production; Decontamination Services; Other CICI Associate Member Resources
March 22, 2020 pm - Remote Work Policy, Essential Business Operations Memo Template, Employer Action Plan, Analysis/Synopsis of Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, Jenner & Block Resources
March 22, 2020 am - Essential Business Operations Memo Template, Employer Action Plan, Analysis/Synopsis of Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, WIU Covid-19 Map of Illinois & Surrounding States
March 21, 2020 pm - Employer Letter for Essential Personnel, CICI Media Statement, Governor Pritzker Call for Healthcare Workers
March 21, 2020 am - Employer Letter for Essential Personnel, New State Website
March 20, 2020 - Governor Pritzker Orders Shelter-in-Place for Non-Essential Workers, Update on Confirmed Cases, Decontamination Services
March 19, 2020 - Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot Update, DHS Critical Infrastructure Workforce Guidance, Oak Park Shelter-in-Place, SOCMA Webinar
March 18, 2020 - IDOT/SOS Relief, SOCMA Webinar, DHS/FEMA Conference Calls on Supply Chain
March 17, 2020 - No Further Restrictions from Governor, DHS/FEMA Conference Calls on Supply Chain
March 16, 2020 pm - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Employers & Confirmed Cases in Illinois
March 16, 2020 am - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Response for Employers & Confirmed Cases in Illinois
March 13, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Employers & Confirmed Cases in Illinois
March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Employers & Confirmed Cases in Illinois

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