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Today’s updates discusses a COVID-19 outbreak in Johnson County Jail and steps to open the Indianapolis area economy as it moves to Phase 2. HEALTH As discussed in a prior update, Johnson County Jail had a high rate of COVID-19 infections. The County has now tested the remaining 231 inmates, resulting in 104 positive tests. The State Health Department has educated the inmates about the virus and how to prevent further spread. In addition, the County…
Today’s updates discusses plans for the Illinois General Assembly to reconvene. Additionally, this update discusses Adams County’s resolution to reopen, and Governor Pritzker’s response to Illinois counties defying his stay-at-home order. Further, the Governor has reached an agreement with the Archdiocese of Chicago to resume services; yet, a federal judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order sought by two churches seeking to resume services. LEGISLATURE Illinois’ House and Senate have announced that lawmakers…
Today’s updates discusses reopening Missouri malls and casinos. Additionally, this update discusses The St. Louis Area Foodbank establishing mobile markets and a lawsuit against Washington University for tuition reimbursement. ECONOMY Although the State of Missouri began to reopen May 4, certain businesses such as malls, gyms, and casinos have remained closed. However, the Galleria, Plaza Frontenac, and West and South County malls announced they will reopen on May 18. Restrictions on capacity and social distancing…
Today’s updates discusses a change in projections for the State of Indiana after reopening has been in effect. Additionally, this update discusses new testing sites opening. HEALTH As previously reported, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected that Indiana would experience 6,247 deaths by August 4 as a result of the state reopening the economy. Now, the model predicts many fewer deaths will occur.  The latest projection is reduced…
Today’s updates discusses Madison County’s decision to reopen despite the statewide stay-at-home order. Additionally, this update discusses Governor Pritzker calling for the General Assembly to reconvene and a DCEO grant program for infrastructure projects. Finally, the update discusses two more lawsuits filed against Governor Pritzker.   ECONOMY As mentioned as a possibility in yesterday’s post, the Madison County Board of Health voted last evening to allow its economy to reopen, despite Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order.…
Today’s updates discusses a proposal from the National Restaurant Association to Missouri lawmakers and St. Louis officials offering PPE to small businesses for reopening. Additionally, this update discusses an order issued by a district judge regarding a lawsuit filed by St. Louis area businesses wanting to reopen and a new lawsuit filed by the St. Louis County Counselor regarding a gym defying the stay-at-home order. LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS Bars and restaurants in St. Louis have been…
Today’s updates discusses the Indianapolis Mayor’s announcement on reopening and a new testing clinic, which opens today in Hamilton County. ECONOMY Indianapolis’ Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine from the Marion County Public Health Department announced that the Indianapolis area will move to phase two of reopening on Friday. The county will implement changes such as “removing restrictions on in-person public gatherings, including religious services, from 10 to 25 people,” “allowing for qualified reopening…
Today’s updates discusses a shift in the COVID-19 “peak” in Illinois and the state’s shipment of the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir. Additionally, this update discusses Madison County scheduling a vote about reopening despite Illinois’ statewide stay-at-home order and the Illinois Supreme Court declining to immediately rule on a lawsuit against Governor Pritzker. Finally, this update discusses the continued economic impact of the pandemic and the Chicago Mayor’s plan to enforce the stay-at-home order against churches meeting…
Today’s updates discusses the economies reopening in the St. Louis area and in Kansas City. Both will have specific guidelines to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 but will allow some routine activities to resume. ECONOMY Two weeks after Governor Parson began the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan for reopening Missouri, the St. Louis area has announced plans to reopen on May 18. Health officials have released protocols for restaurants, transportation, construction, and personal services…
Today’s updates discusses a new COVID-19 drug in Indiana. Additionally, the update discusses a spike in positive cases in enclosed populations. RESOURCES Indiana has received shipments of remdesivir, the only FDA-approved drug to treat coronavirus. Clinical trials indicate that patients treated with this drug may have shorter hospital stays. Currently, only 1,000 doses have been shipped to the state. Officials have not yet announced how they will distribute the available doses. For more information, visit…