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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

Executive Order – Most Recent https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/Documents/CoronavirusDisasterProc-9-18-2020.pdf

Phase 4 Business Guidelines – Phase 4 makes way for the following industries to reopen or expand operations based on their
ability to implement and ensure compliance with the safety guidelines. Please find the information on the following link. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Phase%204%20Business%20Guidance%20FAQ.pdf


All in Illinois – Enjoy Illinois has put together a toolkit for all businesses looking to help spread the word about being “All in Illinois” together. https://www.enjoyillinois.com/allinillinois


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.

Business Funding Support – The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links: