UPDATES 9/8/20

Updated Outdoor Dining Guidelines – Effective August 27

Phase 4 Updated Restaurant & Bar Establishment Safety Guidelines

Village of Skokie Economic Recovery Plan

Village of Skokie – CodeRED Emergency Notification System Information

SBA Corona Virus Recovery Information Center

 

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Webinars:

COVID-19 and Workers’ Comp Claims   9/11 @ 10:30 am

How to Confront & Discipline Employees in the age of COVID  9/15 @ 19:30 am

Employee Quarantining, Contact Tracing & Testing  9/22 @ 10:30 am

 

 

NEW LINKS ABOUT EMPLOYEE/COVID REGULATIONS

City of Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance prohibiting employers from retaliating against workers for obeying certain COVID-19 health orders. The link also includes FAQ’s and more.

Information on paid leave under the US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Click HERE to listen to a WGN radio program discussing bar & restaurant curfews, safety regulations at restaurants, the current state of the hospitality industry and more.

Illinois Restaurant Association’s updated Guide of Protocols to follow when a confirmed COVID-19 case has been in your facility.

 

NEW BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINKS

Crain’s Chicago Business: Pritzker says we’re going to Phase 4

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines

Cook County Technical Assistance Network

Checklists for Re-opening Businesses After COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Standardized Employee Screening Questionnaire (pdf)

Updated List of Open Businesses in Skokie *New 7/8

 

MORE GRANTS AND LOANS AVAILABLE

Illinois Department of Commerce: COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Programs

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA: Find Eligible Paycheck Protection Program Lenders  *New 7/8

Skokie Small Business COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program *New 7/8

Skokie CDBG-CV Small Business Assistance Application *New 7/8

 

AUDIO AND VIDEO LINKS

Audio link to SBA Webinar: PPP Overview for Small Businesses – Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Restore Illinois Youtube Video from the Office of Governor JB Pritzker

Cook County Government: Events and Webinars for Community Recovery Initiative

CCAC Webinar: How Illinois Moves Forward Amid a Pandemic, Social Unrest and Economic Meltdown  *New 7/8

 

MORE ECONOMIC RECOVERY LINKS

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: Report from the Chamber’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

From The US Chamber of Commerce: Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness – PDF

Association of Business Recovery Professionals: Small Business Grants For Women

Illinois.gov: Get Hired Illinois
Connecting Employers Looking for Workers to Workers Looking for Work

Chicago Tribune: “Skokie establishes task force to help village’s business community during coronavirus reopenings”

 

BUSINESS RE-OPENING

Village of Skokie: Outdoor Dining Guidance – PDF

Restore Illinois Plan – PDF

State of Illinois: Phase 3 Business Toolkits – PDF’s

Illinois Department of Public Health: Restore Illinois Info

Illinois Department of Commerce: Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines

US Chamber of Commerce: A Guide to Reopening Your Business

US Chamber of Commerce: Ready to Re-Open Playbook – PDF

US Chamber of Commerce: Employee Screening Questionnaire – PDF

US EPA: Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Spaces

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:

Coronavirus Tax Relief on IRS.gov

IRS – Economic Impact Payments:What You Need to Know

IRS – FAQ’s Employee Retention Credit Under the Cares Act

IRS – Get My Payment

IRS – Partnership and Promotional Materials

 

US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

SBA Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

General Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program from the SBA

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program – Details

SBA’s Express Bridge Loans

Find Eligible Paycheck Protection Program Lenders

SBA Webinar Recording – Overview of all SBA Programs

SBA Webinar Recording – Specific Information to Assist Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors

 

CONGRESS:

Full Text of the CARES Act passed by Congress

Small Business Owner Guide to the CARES Act from the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF US SENATOR DICK DURBIN:

Senator Dick Durbin – Home Page

COVID-19 Update – Senator Dick Durbin

Unemployment Insurance Fact Sheet – PDF

Emergency Paid Sick Leave – PDF

Emergency Paid Family Leave – PDF

 

VILLAGE OF SKOKIE:

Village of Skokie

Village of Skokie – May/June Newsletter PDF

Village of Skokie – Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Village of Skokie – Webinar Recording: How the Paycheck Protection Program Impacts Small Businesses in Cook County

Village of Skokie – COVID-19

Village of Skokie – List of Open Restaurants

Skokie Health Department – Clinic Referrals PDF

SkokieNews – E-Newsletter Sign Up Page

Skokie Public Library

Skokie Public Library Blog: Financial Help During the Pandemic

Skokie Park District

 

NILES TOWNSHIP:

Niles Township Government

 

COOK COUNTY:

Cook County Website

Cook County Bureau of Economic Devleopment – Newsletter Sign Up

Cook County Community Recovery Initiative

 

FEDERAL/NATIONAL AGENCIES:

Center For Disease Control and Prevention

United States Treasury – How to Calculate Loan Amounts by Business Type – PDF

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

US Chamber of Commerce

US Chamber of Commerce – Corona Virus Small Business Loan Guide

National Restaurant Association – Downloadable Reopening Guide

OSHA – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Federal Trade Commission – Avoid Scams During COVID-19

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Assistance Options for Families Affected by COVID-19 – FAQ’s PDF

US Department of Education – Department of Federal Student Aid: Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

 

ILLINOIS AGENCIES:

Illinois Small Business Advocacy Council

Illinois – Office of the Governor

Illinois – Department of Public Health

Illinois – Department of Public Health – Restore Illnois

Illinois – Department of Employment Security

IDES – CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Expansion Package PDF

Illinois – Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) – click here to donate

Illinois COVID-19 PPE Donation Page

Illinois Restaurant Association

State of Illinois COVID-19 Small Business Impact Survey

Illinois Department of Commerce – Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance

Illinois Liquor Control Commission – Guidance regarding COVID-19 Ralted Development within the Liquor Industry

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Illinois Manufacturers Association

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Westside Forward

 

CHICAGO AGENCIES:

Women’s Business Development Center

Chicago Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

The United States Small Business Administration – Chicago Office

City of Chicago-Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

 

OTHER LINKS:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – 6 Tips to Limit Cornovirus Anxiety

From Drugwatch.com: A Consumer’s Guide to the Coronavirus

From Smith & Amundsen Labor & Employment Law Update: What To Do When Your Employee Tests Postivie for COVID-19

From Smith & Amundsen Labor & Employment Law Update:

ADA Implications – I Don’t Want to Wear a Mask:

American Business Immigration Coalition

National Partnership for New Americans

From Internet Service Providers: 15 Apps To Keep You Healthy While Sheltering In Place

CodeRed – Emergency Telephone Notification System Sign Up Page

2020 Census