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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…
Today’s updates discusses a Franklin County business assisting pharmaceutical companies in developing a vaccine. Additionally, this update discusses free drive-thru testing to take place this week, contact tracing that begins today, and more Indiana counties reopening under Phase Two of Governor Holcomb’s plan. RESOURCES Franklin County business B2S Life Sciences has joined the fight to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The company has a 40-person team working to develop a test that’s designed to “help a…
Today’s updates discusses Missouri’s efforts to increase testing across the state. Additionally, it discusses Jackson County’s reopening and a lawsuit filed by a Jackson County church, alleging the recovery plan is discriminatory. HEALTH Since its reopening on May 4, the State of Missouri has increased its daily testing average to about 3,700 residents. While this number is much higher than its previous report of 2,800, it still falls far behind the recommended 9,700 tests per…
Today’s updates discusses another lawsuit filed against Governor Pritzker for his stay-at-home order and granting permission for dentists to perform routine dental care. Additionally, more testing sites will open in Chicago. EMERGENCY POWERS Governor Pritzker faces another lawsuit against the present stay-at-home order. A salon owner in Clay County filed suit on Friday, alleging that Governor Pritzker “does not have the constitutional authority to close her business.” Previously, a Clay County judge ruled in favor…
Today’s updates discusses three new lawsuits against Governor Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s reopening plan, and Governor Pritzker’s announcement regarding unemployment.  Also included is information on IDPH’s draft recommendations for the General Assembly and the state’s test positivity rate. EMERGENCY POWERS Two Chicago-area churches have now challenged Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, claiming it violates their right to worship. The federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday and asks the court for a temporary restraining order…