COVID-19 Resources

The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau has gathered information for businesses on COVID-19 including resources from DuPage County, the State of Illinois and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

See below for resources and direct links. 

STATE OF ILLINOIS: MASK MANDATE
Masks are required in these settings per the CDC: healthcare settings, congregate settings, schools, daycares and public transit, such as a bus, train or airplane.

Per a state mandate, all individuals the age of 2 or over who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in an indoor public place. All employees must wear face coverings in indoor workplaces. Public indoor places refer to indoor events, facilities, or premises in which community/persons visit or work. Public indoor places include but are not limited to businesses, retail establishments, office buildings, entertainment venues, hotel meeting rooms and ballrooms, lobby areas, indoor sports complexes, and other places of leisure.

Masks are allowed to be removed in certain cases, such as when guests are actively eating or drinking as well as employees who are able to maintain six feet of distancing (i.e. in their own offices or cubicles).

As recommended by the CDC, individuals are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated, especially in communities with higher numbers of COVID-19 cases.

For more information, please see the IDPH Mask & Vaccine FAQs.

Visit the State of Illinois’ COVID Response page for the most recent data on state-wide case tracking and vaccination rates.

DUPAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES
The DuPage County Health Department offers a number of resources on its COVID-19 Information webpage.  

If there is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case identified at your organization or business, please contact the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology (CDE) program at (630) 221-7553 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or (630) 682-7400 after hours for consultation and next steps. 

For “Benefits of Getting a Vaccine” printout in Spanish, please click here.

COVID-19 Business Team (CBT)
The CBT provides DuPage County businesses with guidance on topics such as:

  • Protecting employees and clients from spreading disease during the pandemic;     
  • Ensuring proper cleaning and disinfection with EPA-approved products;     
  • Providing the current best practices on safe operations; and     
  • Specific information and resources a business may need to operate safely.


If you are looking for information on how to keep your vital business running safely please email covid19business@dupagehealth.org or call (630) 221-7927.

WORKNET DUPAGE
EMPLOYERS
workNet DuPage offers an array of no-fee services to help you find, retain and train staff, including their On-the-Job Training (OJT) program and Incumbent Worker Training program.

New! Bounce Back Better in Business Guide:    

  • Hire DuPage — up to 50% of new employee wages covered by workNet DuPage
  • Funding up to $25,000 to boost skills of current staff
  • Paid Interns
  • FREE Job Posting Services

Contact Ron Schlager at (630) 955-2037 or via email at rschlager@worknetdupage.org for more information on grant programs.

JOB SEEKERS
workNet DuPage offers a job board, career counseling and help paying for new skills or certifications. Visit their website for details.  

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: COVID-19 RELIEF OPTIONS
USBA is unable to accept new applications for COVID-19 relief loans or grants but continue to offer PPP loan forgiveness and EIDL increases.

For more information, contact the Illinois District Office.

RESOURCE LINKS
U.S. Travel Association: Industry Relief Resources
Illinois Department of Revenue Taxpayer Resources (Employers)
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Information for Employers
The Business Invest - Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program