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Stay up to date on all COVID-19 updates through these various resources:

SBA Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Assistance

Content on the SBA Website includes information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting, and Local Assistance.  Link: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Illinois DCEO COVID-19 Updates

EO 2020-10 – Please click on the following link to find a copy of Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order EO 2020-10 that was issued on Friday, March 20th, taking effect on Saturday, March 21st at 5 PM.  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/EO%202020%2010.pdf


Essential Businesses FAQ – Please click on the link below to find an updated Q and A on Essential Businesses



Companies Interested in Donating PPE

If you are aware of any companies who are looking to donate masks (N-95, ear loop, or surgical), gowns (isolation or non-descript), gloves (nitrile, sterile, or surgical) or eye protection (face shields and goggles) for first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak, please have them email ppe.donations@illinois.gov.


Illinois SBDC Webinars: How To Prepare & Apply for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

The Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC will be hosting no cost webinars this week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Please direct anyone interested to: http://www.cusbdc.org/event/sbdc-webinar-prepare-apply-sbas-economic-injury-disaster-loan-eidl-program/all/


The Illinois SBDC at SIU – Carbondale is also running several no cost EIDL workshops this week. They will explain the program, eligibility, how to register and more.

3/23 3-4pm – Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/
3/24 10-11am – Zoom https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUuf-2rqz8sQdwXkn1m6peTdn1gO3HFEw
3/26 3-4pm – Zoom https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldO2gqD0qhK1spBSdcZNhBi60hpRr3g?fbclid=IwAR2RaRjWGf-TPZ0fwr6CDdeXkXzcI-PRi9lS1kV0vbm7hj3tHZZNaSzkwfw
3/27 12-1pm https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

The Zoom meetings require registration in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Small Business Trends: IRS Extends Tax Payment Deadline for Individuals and Businesses

The IRS announces a tax deadline extension of 90 days to July 15 interest and penalty-free to help individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Link: https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/03/tax-deadline-extension.html

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