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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

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Webinar Download: Safe Return to Business Travel

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  • SPECIAL OFFER: Supply Chain Reshoring Initiative

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Webinar Download: Manufacturing the Future: Challenges and Opportunities 

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  • SPECIAL OFFER: Determine Your Next Steps
    IMEC experts are on hand to discuss the needs of your company, based on the information shared in “The Path Forward” section of this webinar.  Are you looking to:
    – Increase the efficiencies of your operations?
    – Improve the health and safety?
    – Engage and train your team?
    – Reach new or more customers?
    – Develop a business strategy or succession plan?
    Contact Emily Lee at elee@imec.org to start the conversation. Contact Emily Lee at elee@imec.org to start the conversation.

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The Overcoming a Crisis: An Operational Perspective webinar challenge your organization to succeed by refining operational practices to plan for future uncertainties and emerge ahead of competition.

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Webinar Download: Protecting Your Workforce: Industrial Hygiene Solutions

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Webinar Download: Reinventing the Supply Chain

The Reinventing the Supply Chain webinar highlights the ideal supply chain of 2030 and key questions to ask as you lead your transition from the current to a more collaborative and accurate supply chain plan. For steps you can take TODAY, learn about the Supplier Scouting program from IMEC and the IMA.


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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.


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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      *Certain eligibility and project requirements apply.

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