ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 5, 2020
COVID19 Disruption – Tuesday, May 5, 2020
GOVERNOR PRITZKER RELEASES RESTORE ILLINOIS REOPENING PLAN
The ILBA advocated for bars to open at the same time that restaurants open and to reopen Illinois in regions. The Restore Illinois plan allows for both of these requests. The Restore Illinois plan has 5 data driven phases and unfortunately will take a great amount of time to reopen Illinois completely.
Phase 1 – Rapid Spread: The rate of infection among those tested and the number of patients admitted to the
hospital is high or rapidly increasing. Strict stay at home and social distancing guidelines are put in place and only essential businesses remain open. Every region has experienced this phase once already, and could return to it if mitigation efforts are unsuccessful. (This phase ended April 30, 2020)
Phase 2 – Flattening: The rate of infection among those tested and the number of patients admitted to the hospital beds and ICU beds increases at an ever slower rate, moving toward a flat and even a downward trajectory. Nonessential retail stores reopen for curb-side pickup and delivery. Illinoisans are directed to wear a face covering when outside the home and can begin enjoying additional outdoor activities like golf, boating and fishing while practicing social distancing. To varying degrees, every region is experiencing flattening as of early May. (This phase began May 1, 2020)
Phase 3 – Recovery: The rate of infection among those surveillance tested, the number of patients admitted to the hospital, and the number of patients needing ICU beds is stable or declining. Manufacturing, offices, retail,
barbershops and salons can reopen to the public with capacity and other limits and safety precautions. Gatherings limited to 10 people or fewer are allowed. Face coverings and social distancing are the norm.
Phase 4 – Revitalization: The rate of infection among those surveillance tested and the number of patients admitted to the hospital continues to decline. Gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed, restaurants and bars reopen, travel resumes, childcare and schools reopen under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Face coverings and social distancing are the norm.
Phase 5 – Illinois Restored: With a vaccine or highly effective treatment widely available or the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period, the economy fully reopens with safety precautions continuing. Conventions, festivals and large events are permitted, and all businesses, schools and places of recreation can open with new safety guidance and procedures in place reflecting the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
STATE TREASURER FRERICHS INCREASES TO $500 MILLION THE AMOUNT OF MONEY AVAILABLE TO SMALL BUSINESSES FOR BRIDGE LOANS DURING COVID-19
BMI ADDRESSES COVID-19 -RELATED ISSUES BY PROVIDING A LINK FOR LICENSEES TO SUBMIT NOTICE
ILBA GOLF OUTING – DATE CHANGE – MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, the annual ILBA Golf outing scheduled for June 1, 2020 has been changed to Monday, August 10, 2020. Edgewood Golf Course in Auburn, lunch & registration 9:00am; 11:00am Shotgun; 5:00pm Dinner. If you have registered already and this date does not work for you, please contact the State office for a refund 217-523-3232. If you haven’t registered and would like to please contact the State office for a registration form or pull one off our web site at www.ilba.net.
REMINDER – ILBA NATIONAL TAVERN MONTH RAFFLE FOR MAY 2020 IS CANCELLED
Refund checks have been mailed out.
Daniel D.Clausner, Executive Director