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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links:
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Press Releases / Briefings
- IDPH – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- CDC Homepage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Travel Guidance
- CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
- CDC Guidance for Laboratories