COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources and Information

Vaccine Information

In Illinois, in terms of vaccine distribution, nearly all manufacturing will now be contained in Phase 1B. This is a change and follows the recent ACIP recommendations from the federal government that were issued on December 22, 2020. The list of entities contained in Phase 1B will now include:
  • Manufacturing
  • First Responders
  • Food & Agriculture
  • US Postal Service
  • Public Transit (including train conductors and flight crews)
  • Grocery Store Workers
  • Correctional Workers and inmates
  • Shelters and day-care staff
The current definition of manufacturing that the Governor’s Office is contemplating reads as follows: “Industrial production of goods for distribution to wholesale, retail, or other manufacturers.” This is an attempt to be broad-based and ensure that supply chains are included so as not to create disruptions.
In terms of timing, we are told that Illinois’ move from Phase 1A to Phase 1B could be within “days or weeks.” It all depends on the amount of vaccines received but is more likely to occur toward the end of January, 2021.
We will continue to share accurate, timely vaccine information here.

Manufacturing Sourcing Center

Beginning on May 1, manufacturing employers will be required to provide face coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain a minimum of six feet of social distancing at all times. Additionally, all Illinoisans over the age of two years old must wear masks when out in public if they cannot maintain the appropriate social distancing and face masks will be required in all indoor spaces.

In order to help Illinois manufacturers and other businesses procure the appropriate masks and personal protective equipment, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has created the Manufacturing Sourcing Center below.

If you are interested in procuring any of the products below, please contact the firms listed.

If your company would like to be added to this supplier list, please click here and complete the form.

Illinois manufacturing is strong and we’ll get through this by working together!

Manufacturing Sourcing Center
I Am A Supplier

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Illinois Request for Essential Supplies

In the face of crisis, Illinois manufacturers are rising to the challenge and producing life-saving products, making equipment to protect our first responders, keeping our stores filled with food, ensuring that our homes have power, and much more.  The women and men on factor floors are making a difference in this battle.

Governor JB Pritzker asked the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the Illinois Biotechnology Association to lead a brand new coordinated effort in Illinois designed to ramp up production of essential products, foster collaboration by companies wanting to help, increase efficiency, and address regulatory challenges.  Many wonderful partners are stepping up and engaging in this effort.

Illinois is facing a critical shortage of essential supplies needed by manufacturers, health care providers, and first responders. These include items such as N95 masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators, sanitizer, and more. All of these products will be used in Illinois to help our local communities.

If you have the ability to donate or provide these products, or need help finding suppliers, please complete these forms.

I am a Manufacturer Looking For A Supplier
I am a Supplier and Can Respond to COVID Crisis

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