Last Updated 3.24.2021

It is important for employers to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations whenever possible. This page contains links to a variety of resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Effingham County Health Department, the U.S. Small Business Administrationg, adn the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

General Resources

Restore Illinois: A Plan to Reopen Illinois

Vaccine Information


Mask Wearing Guidelines & How to Handle Someone Who Refuses to Wear a Mask

This powerpoint reviews state guidelines regarding mask wearing. The powerpoint also covers the issues as it relates to Americans with Disabilities Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, and Illinois Workers Compensation Act. To obtain a copy of the webinar presentation, please contact Norma Lansing, We thank McLean County Chamber of Commerce and Meyer Capel Law Firm for allowing us to share this information with our members.

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Grants & Loans

Paycheck Protection Program

Employer Resources

Trusted Resources

Additional Resources

Child Care Resources

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (along with many agency partners) has developed a web page for communities with resources to help them address child care needs for essential workers. They will be updating it a great deal over the coming days as more resources become available.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation recently published findings from research on the COVID-19 Impact on child care.

Health and Safety

 Effingham County Health Department Announces 2 COVID Vaccine Clinics for Effingham County Residents Ages 75+