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.
INVEST IN ILLINOIS: SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAM
Through this program, the Treasurer's Office partners with approved financial institutions to provide loans -- either lower rate loans, or loans to a business or non-profit that would not otherwise qualify -- to Illinois small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this funding is to provide vital economic support to help overcome the loss of revenue they are experiencing. Click here to learn more about the loan program and to find a list of approved financial institutions.
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.
Illinois' indoor mask mandate will expire on February 28, 2022. When the statewide mask mandate is lifted, individual municipalities can continue to impose their own rules. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Click here to read the full press release from the Governor's office.
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 email@example.com or call (630) 221-7927.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on grant programs.
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.
U.S. Travel Association: Industry Relief Resources
Illinois Department of Revenue Taxpayer Resources (Employers)
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Information for Employers