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Coronavirus: News & Updates

The Coronavirus continues to make its way across the globe.  As many of us are trying to keep an eye on the impact,  it is a good time to think through potential risks for you and your organization. We owe it to our customers, employees, and communities to ensure health and safety in our business practices.

                        


Here are five steps you can do this week:

Determine supply chain disruption risks
Reeducate employees on preventing virus spread
Review and revise cleaning schedules for common areas
Work with local health professionals
Communicate promptly

 




Additional Links & Resources

Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) Update

In an attempt to provide our economic leaders with the most current and accurate information possible, the IEDA wanted to share the following information. Today Governor Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation regarding COVID-19. This allows access to the additional federal resources and helps Illinois prepare, but is not intended to cause alarm. As many of you are individuals who others may seek out for information, we wanted to be sure you were equipped to handle those questions with the most reliable and accurate information available.

Pritzker Announces Stay at Home Order
Governor Pritzker’s Press Release (3/9/2020)
Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA): Illinois COVID-19 Information
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Center for Disease Control (CDC): COVID-19 Information for Travelers
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Preventing Spread in Communities
World Health Organization (WHO): Basic Protective Measures Against COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO): Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO): Phishing Emails & Scam Alert

Illinois Statewide Information

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Illinois Test Results and Numbers
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Press Releases (All)
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Key OSHA standards for COVID-19
Monitoring Map – Coronavirus COVID-19: Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Coronavirus Supply Chain Update
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR): Resources for Illinois Residents and Licensees Impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Illinois Department of Insurance: Insurance Information Updates for COVID-19 Adjustments

Chicagoland Information

Chicago Tribune: CoronaVirus in Illinois
City of Chicago: COVID-19 Updates
Dupage County Health Department: Corona Information: Risks & Tips 

How Manufacturers Can Prepare & Plan for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 health crisis impacts global supply chains, IMEC is stressing the importance of having a plan in place prior to disruptions to your supply chain. The following checklist can help your company react to and prepare for disruptions.
Download the Supply Chain Disruption Planning Checklist
Download the COVID-19 Checklist
IMEC Corona Blog
IMEC Mitigation Checklist

Webinar Download: A Recommitment to Safety

The Recommitment to Safety webinar highlights how, as you begin operating under your “new normal” conditions, now is the time to incorporate lessons learned into your overall safety program.

Additional Webinar Resources: Recommitment to Safety

Webinar Download: Critical Information for Employers as Employees Come Back to the Workplace

The Critical Information for Employers as Employees Come Back to the Workplace webinar addresses key issues for employers as they prepare for employees to re-enter the workplace after pandemic-related closures or remote work.

Additional Webinar Resources: Critical Information for Employers as Employees Come Back to the Workplace

Webinar Download: Preparing for the Economic Unknown

The Preparing for the Economic Unknown webinar highlights how the economy, hedging towards a recession, may impact manufacturing in Illinois, and how your company can prepare to endure.


Webinar Download: Economic Insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Economic Insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago webinar introduces economic insights from the experts at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and learn what this means for manufacturers in Illinois.


Webinar Download: Reputation Management in 2020: Tough Times, Good Companies

The Reputation Management in 2020: Tough Times, Good Companies webinar introduces best practices for using authentic communication about your company – both positive and hard news – to defend and enhance your company’s good reputation.

Additional Webinar Resources: Reputation Management in 2020: Tough Times, Good Companies

Webinar Download: Are Your Risk Plans Updated for the Next Disruption?

The Are Your Risk Plans Updated for the Next Disruption? webinar highlight tools to craft your risk plans to allow all aspects of your company to thrive through the next disruption.

Additional Webinar Resources: Are Your Risk Plans Updated for the Next Disruption?

Webinar Download: What is the New Normal Anyway?

The What is the “New Normal” Anyway? webinar shares tools and tips that can help you lead your team to successfully adjust to – and grow through – the new normal.


Webinar Download: Recovery Readiness – Observations and Trends

The Recovery Readiness – Observations and Trends webinar shared observations from the industrial market & anticipated trends for manufacturing, to help leaders prepare for what comes next.

Additional Webinar Resources: Recovery Readiness - Observations and Trends

Webinar Download: Change Management: Breaking Through the Pandemic Fog

The Change Management: Breaking Through the Pandemic Fog webinar equips your company with simple & flexible tools to effectively manage the changes of today, while clarifying your future process planning.

Additional Webinar Resources: Change Management: Breaking Through the Pandemic Fog

Webinar Download: Pricing in a Crisis

The Pricing in a Crisis webinar highlights how increases and decreases in price can complement traditional cost-cutting measures while delivering more to the bottom line.

Additional Webinar Resources: Pricing in a Crisis

Webinar Download: Making Fast & Decisive Shifts in Your Operating Strategy

The Making Fast & Decisive Shifts in Your Operating Strategy webinar highlights how to apply models to help your company reconnect with your markets, core products, and critical customers.

Additional Webinar Resources: Making Fast & Decisive Shifts in Your Operating Strategy

Webinar Download: Time to Rebuild – COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up Call

The Time to Rebuild – COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up Call webinar outlines how reshoring can help to rebuild a shorter, more profitable and resilient supply chain for the future of your company.

Additional Webinar Resources: Time to Rebuild - COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up Call

Webinar Download: Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace

The Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace webinar introduces how to develop an effective safety plan to guide the reopening of your business to protect your employees & outside visitors.

Additional Webinar Resources: Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace

Webinar Download: “Start Me Up!” Revenue Recovery Planning 

The “Start Me Up!” Revenue Recovery Planning webinar highlights how thinking like a start-up can help manufacturers can emerge from this time of uncertainty with a focused strategy to re-start your revenue engine.

Additional Webinar Resources: Start Me Up! Revenue Recovery Planning

Webinar Download: Prepare Your Workforce to Thrive: Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

The Prepare Your Workforce to Thrive: Effective Employee Engagement Strategy discusses how to proactively create an employee engagement strategy that ensures employee needs are being met as your team rebounds to the “new normal.”

Additional Webinar Resources: Prepare Your Workforce to Thrive: Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

Webinar Download: Create a Secure Remote Work Environment

The Create a Secure Remote Work Environment highlights solutions to successfully adopt a cybersecure remote work environment.

Additional Webinar Resources: Create a Secure Remote Work Environment

Webinar Download: Getting Back to the New Normal

The Getting Back to the New Normal webinar introduced how leaders can help their team adapt to successfully lead their team, even in the midst of change.

Additional Webinar Resources: Getting Back to the New Normal

Webinar Download: Create a Ruthlessly Efficient Machine Shop: Automation & Technology

The Create a Ruthlessly Efficient Machine Shop: Automation & Technology webinar highlights how to increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility by incorporating automation into processes, including the use of cobots & real-time data tracking.

Additional Webinar Resources: Create a Ruthlessly Efficient Machine Shop: Automation & Technology

Webinar Download: How to Lead Through Crisis

The How to Lead Through Crisis webinar highlights how leaders at every level of an organization can learn to use the 4 quadrants of the Time Management Matrix for current and future planning.

Additional Webinar Resources: How to Lead Through Crisis

Webinar Download: Continuity Planning in Uncertain Times

The Continuity Planning in Uncertain Times webinar introduces how, even in the midst of change, companies can adjust their risk plan to prepare for business continuity.

Additional Webinar Resources: Continuity Planning in Uncertain Times

Webinar Download: Day After Funding/Loan Applications…Now What?

The Day After Funding/Loan Applications…Now What? webinar shares how to integrate best practices into your financial management processes to emerge from this uncertainty with a post-crisis playbook for financial resilience.

Additional Webinar Resources: Day After Funding/Loan Applications…Now What? Webinar

Webinar Download: Managing EHS Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

The Managing EHS Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar webinar introduces components to developing a pandemic preparedness plan while managing day-to-day EHS regulatory requirements.


Webinar Download: Short-Term Disruptions as a Catalyst for Long Term Growth

The Short-Term Disruptions as a Catalyst for Long Term Growth webinar addresses how short term disruptions can be the perfect opportunity to plan and prepare for future growth of sales and customers with long-term planning.

Additional Webinar Resources: Short-Term Disruptions Can be a Catalyst for Long Term Growth

Webinar Download: Staying Connected – Best Practices for Leaders

The Staying Connected – Best Practices for Leaders webinar shares tools and techniques for effective communication during this time of readjustment and to bring you through the transition to the “new normal.”

Additional Webinar Resources: Staying Connected - Best Practices for Leaders

Webinar Download: Virtual Marketing During a Crisis

The Training During Disruption with TWI: The Need is Now! webinar covers how Training within Industry (TWI) is a tool to capture standard work and quickly train staff for new responsibilities.

Additional Webinar Resources: Virtual Marketing During a Crisis
  • Virtual Marketing During a Crisis Presentation Slides
  • Complimentary Website Analysis
    • StratMarketing Group has offered to complete a complimentary website analysis. This is an opportunity to learn the strengths and opportunities for improvement of your site, as a stand alone feature and in comparison to 1-2 of your competitors. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Emily Lee with IMEC at elee@imec.org.

Webinar Download: Training During Disruption with TWI: The Need is Now!

The Training During Disruption with TWI: The Need is Now! webinar covers how Training within Industry (TWI) is a tool to capture standard work and quickly train staff for new responsibilities.

Additional Webinar Resources: Training During Disruption with TWI: The Need is Now!

Webinar Download: Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

The Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Webinar provides an overview of guidelines from the CDC & OSHA to assist employers in preparing & implementing a Preparedness & Response Plan to address COVID-19.

Additional Webinar Resources: Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption
  • Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Webinar Presentation Slides
  • 25% Discount on Preventative Cleaning and Decontamination Services for Manufacturers
    • IMEC has coordinated a 25% discount* with AdvantaClean for their services, to support for manufacturers in this time of uncertainty to implement preventative and/or decontamination cleaning services.  To learn more or be considered for a discount, contact Emily Lee with IMEC at elee@imec.org.
      *Certain eligibility and project requirements apply.

Webinar Download: Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption

The Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption Webinar provides an overview of current challenges facing manufacturing supply chains, in addition to short, intermediate and long-term actions to reduce future supply chain disruptions.

Additional Webinar Resources: Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption

Webinar Download: COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: Remote Workers and Cyber Threats Webinar

The Remote Workers and Cyber Threats Webinar identifies how to proactively protect your company from cyberthreats with the increase of remote workers.

Additional Webinar Resources: Cybersecurity: Remote Workers and Cyber Threats

Webinar Download: COVID-19 Preventative Sanitation & Decontamination Practices

The COVID-19 Preventative Sanitation & Decontamination Practices Webinar shares daily tasks to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, proactive steps you can take to further prevent exposure, and what to do if your facility is exposed to COVID-19.

Additional Webinar Resources: COVID-19 Preventative Sanitation & Decontamination Practices

Webinar Resources: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts – Parts 1 & 2

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts Webinars addresse the virus’s ability to impact your current business operational model and offers easy-to-implement strategies to guide you through this time of uncertainty.  IMEC and Capjem provide the resources introduced in the live webinar. 

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