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 (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 Information

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

Utility Updates

Below are links to several of the local area utilities regarding their response to COVID-19:

Local Partners

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. 

Other Assistance

Grubhub is offering assistance to independent restaurants. Please visit their website (LINK) for more information.