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May 1, 2020   Volume 2020, Issue 11

  Workers Compensation Commission Update  
  A state commission voted to withdraw a proposed rule that would have made workers' compensation benefits available to essential employees who contracted COVID-19 without having to prove the illness was contracted at the workplace.

On Monday, the Workers' Compensation Commission voted unanimously to withdraw the rule, which it proposed on April 16, after a Sangamon County judge granted a temporary restraining order against the new rule last week. That action was in response to a lawsuit filed by several business groups.

The lawsuit challenged the Commission's rule that any COVID-19 first responder or front-line worker who contracts COVID-19 during the governor's disaster declaration will be "rebuttably" presumed to have done so in work-related activity for the purposes of workers' compensation claims. The rule was an overreach by the commission, the lawsuit alleged.

Illinoisans injured on the job normally must prove their illness or injury was directly caused by their duties. It was clearly an overreach and inconsistent with the traditional rule making process.  



  Reminder: Revised Stay at Home Order Starts May 1st  
  Governor Pritzker's revised stay at home order takes effect on May 1st.  For the most part, the revised order is a continuation of the original stay at home order, plus face mask requirements in certain situations.
    Individuals over 2 years of age who can medically tolerate a face mask will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place, including dealerships, where they cannot maintain a six-foot social distance. Your employees in the showroom and other public portions of your dealership will need to wear face masks when they come within 6 feet of customers other employees. Similarly, employees in non-public portions of your dealership who cannot maintain 6-foot distancing will also need to wear face masks.

    Essential businesses will be required to: 
    • Provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing from customers or other employees;
    • To the extent possible, schedule appointments so as to limit occupancy within the public portion of the dealership at 50% of capacity; 
    • To the extent possible, set up the dealership to maximize spacing between customers; and
    • Post signs to communicate with customers about social distancing and face covering requirements.
Your customers are responsible for wearing face masks when entering public places where it is not possible to maintain 6-foot social distance. Although not required by the Executive Order, dealerships may want to make face masks available to customers who do not have their own.    
The modified order maintains the requirement that in-dealership sales activity be conducted by appointment. Dealerships may also continue to conduct sales online and by telephone. (Additional information about digital retailing, including a recording of a recent webinar on the topic, is available on NADA's website, click here). 

It is recommended that dealerships post signage on their showroom entrances, including internal entrances connecting the service department to the showroom, stating that customers can be admitted by appointment only and providing contact information to make appointments. Customers admitted to the showroom should be checked against an appointment log to confirm compliance with the appointment process.

Additional steps that dealers may consider include: 
  • Staggering work schedules and, if feasible, allowing telecommuting to minimize the number of employees in the dealership at the same time.
  • Making hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers.     
  • Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers.
  • Posting online when the dealership is open and how to make appointments or continue services by phone or remotely.
A copy of the press release announcing the modified Executive Order can be found here. A draft copy of the order can be found here.


  NADA's Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series - The Best Ideas from NADA 20 Groups, Part 3: In Times of COVID-19 Pandemic  
  The Best Ideas from NADA 20 Groups, Part 3: In Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by: 
Tom Carney | 20 Group Dealership Management Consultant | NADA

Friday, May 1 |  1pm-2pm ET 

Each week NADA 20 Group Consultants are continuing to support their dealers by sharing policies, processes, personnel and financial best practices via group conference calls. Join NADA 20 Group Dealership Management Consultant, Tom Carney, as he reviews some of the new best ideas from the NADA 20 Groups during these unprecedented times. REGISTER.



  KPA Return to Work Safely Webinar Series  
  As part of KPA's commitment to our customers and to the dealer community at large, we have created an upcoming "Return to Work Safely Webinar Series," to prepare dealerships for the "new normal." The May Series includes the following webinars:  KPA's COVID-19: Coronavirus Resource Center which has additional articles, resource packets, live updates and more.