Last Updated 4.7.2020
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.
- April 2, 2020 Webinar
- Chamber CARES Act Presentation Slides
- SBA Loan Presentation from First Mid Bank & Trust
Grants & Loans
- Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund NEW!
- US Chamber Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program
- City of Effingham - Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
- Small Business Stabilization Grant Guidebook
- The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans
- Emergency Loan Options Comparison Chart NEW!
- Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Large Businesses NEW!
- Federal Stimulus Package Unemployment Insurance NEW!
- Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit NEW!
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Paid Leave Q & A NEW!
- All In Illinois
- State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
- Governor's Executive Order Q&A
- CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
- IRS Information
- CARES Act
- IMA Illinois Request for Essential Supplies
- New Required Labor Law Poster
- Essential Businesses & Operations
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
- Effingham County Health Department
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Summary of Families First Act
- COVID-19: Help for business, workers, and residents NEW!
- Creating an Emergency Work From Home Policy
- OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID 19
- AAIM EA Daily Briefings
- Business Continuity Planning
- Free HSHS Medical Group Anytime Care COVID-19 Screening
- COVID-19 Who to Call
Assistance for Employers & Employees
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.