COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
General Health Guidelines for Business Owners
The Illinois Department of Public Health has provided guidance for business owners (LINK) to aid in reducing workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control offers guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces (LINK).
Small Business Administration (SBA) Updates
Sign up for SBA email updates on their website (LINK). The SBA provides a guide to all small business COVID-19 relief options (LINK) on their website.
State of Illinois Updates
Keep up-to-date with Governor’s press announcements and the IL Department of Public Health on their website (LINK).
Cook County Updates
Cook County recently announced the Community Recovery Initiative (LINK) to provide economic relief to small businesses, non-profits, community service organizations and independent contractors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cook County Technical Assistance
To help businesses understand the different support programs being offered, Cook County and partners are providing a wide variety of technical assistance, including webinars on various funding programs. For more information and webinar dates, visit their website (LINK).
Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive as possible. Please visit the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s website (LINK) to review the information to assist your employees
Below are links to several of the local area utilities regarding their response to COVID-19:
The La Grange Business Association (LINK) and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LINK) offer pertinent COVID-19 information for businesses on their websites.
Grubhub is offering assistance to independent restaurants. Please visit their website (LINK) for more information.
UberEats is offering assistance to independent restaurants by waiving delivery fees and enabling same-day payouts for any UberEats restaurants who request it, to increase cash flow certainty. Please visit their website (LINK) for more information.