While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to have a damaging effect on Chicago and Illinois, post-production house Utopic has now partnered with Chicago local distillery, KOVAL, to create a video to promote the company’s response to the health. As soon as the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) removed restrictions for Chicago distilleries, KOVAL converted their distillery production from spirits to hand sanitizer for medical staff.
Using stills from the distillery, Utopic editor Suzie Moore was able to put together this moving video.
According to the latest statistics, Illinois reported more than 1500 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours and 82 died as a result. Both of those numbers are new single-day highs in terms of increases, according to officials. The state has now reported 462 deaths.