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Coronavirus: Response & Recovery in Kankakee MSA

**THIS PAGE IS UPDATED DAILY – Last update: April 8, 2020**

Stay tuned to this page for regular updates as the global COVID-19 situation develops. The Economic Alliance is working with public- and private-sector partners – including the State of Illinois and our local jurisdictions – to move through established disaster response and recovery protocols as outlined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, and International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Visit restoreyoureconomy.org for details.

STATE OF ILLINOIS DISASTER RESPONSE

COVID-19 Response & Resource Portal

Emergency Small Business Grants & Loans Assistance

PDF: DCEO Emergency Resources for Businesses

PDF: IDES: Federal Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits

Emergency Childcare Provider Search Tool

Illinois Guidance on Essential Businesses and Operations

Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Large Businesses

Essential Equipment Task Force Launched

Essential Equipment Task Force Request for Essential Supplies

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Greensfelder Attorneys At Law: COVID-19 Q&A: What Employers Should Know

Taft Stettinius & Hollister: Which Laws Apply to COVID-19?

USDOL: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”

GENERAL EMPLOYER TIPS & BUSINESS CHECKLISTS

U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Link

WHO: Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION RESOURCES

Illinois Manufacturing Helpline

COVID-19 Response Portal

3-24 WEBINAR: IDES Unemployment Insurance Benefits

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Analysis

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

ILLINOIS MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE CENTER (IMEC) RESOURCES

10 Practical Things Manufacturers Can Do to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

CLICK TO REGISTER: SBA Illinois Coronavirus Relief for Small Business Webinar Series – Week of April 6, 2020

SBA: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: SBA Paycheck Protection Program

PDF: U.S. Senate Committee on Business and Entrepreneurship Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

SBA: Disaster Loan Assistance

Illinois DCEO: COVID-19 Assistance for Small Business

COVID-19 Pivot: Guidance for Small Business Survival and Restructuring

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Kankakee Workforce Services Facebook Page

WorkKankakee.org Facebook page

WorkKankakee.org Interactive Jobs Portal

Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page

LOCAL NON-PROFIT SUPPORT

United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley Emergency Response Fund

KANKAKEE COUNTY DISASTER RESPONSE

Proclamation of Disaster

Kankakee County Announces First Case of COVID-19, Declares State of Emergency

MUNICIPAL LEADERSHIP

Illinois Municipal League COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Conference of Mayors COVID-19 Guidelines

COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION

UPDATE: Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Now Accepted by Kankakee County EMA at Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department

FamilyWize/United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties Prescription Drug Savings Card

For the latest Kankakee County public health updates, visit the Kankakee County Health Department at kankakeehealth.org or dial the Kankakee County COVID-19 Hotline 815-802-9311.

NOTE: The Kankakee County Health Department is a COVID-19 initial screening site, NOT a testing site. Because testing nationwide remains very limited, it is only being used for cases that meet strict criteria as determined by individual physicians in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

If you are without access to paid sick leave or unable to work because of COVID-19, phone the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) at 800-244-5631 or visit www2.illinois.gov/ides.

ALLIANCE OPERATIONAL UPDATE

With the escalation of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Economic Alliance office has shifted to disaster response mode. Our physical office closed on 3-16-2020 until at least 4-30-2020. Alliance staff will be working remotely to coordinate with federal, state and local officials; our workforce, utility, finance and other core partners; as well as our primary employers and small business owners. We may be reached during regular business hours as follows:

Tim Nugent, President/CEOtnugent@kankakeecountyed.org, 815-482-1537 (m)

Lisa Wogan, Vice Presidentlwogan@kankakeecountyed.org, 815-355-4159 (m)

All Economic Alliance meetings and events are cancelled until further notice.

Reminder to follow our LinkedIn local group, LinkedIn page and Twitter feed for the most current and comprehensive market news.

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is a 501c6 public/private partnership tasked with retaining industry within and recruiting industry to the Greater Chicago community of Kankakee County, Illinois. Kankakee County – which shares boundaries with the Kankakee Metropolitan Statistical Area – was ranked #1 in the Midwest for 5-year Growth by Area Development magazine in its Q4 2019 “Leading Metro Locations” index.