**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
Greensfelder Attorneys At Law: COVID-19 Q&A: What Employers Should Know
Taft Stettinius & Hollister: Which Laws Apply to COVID-19?
GENERAL EMPLOYER TIPS & BUSINESS CHECKLISTS
ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION RESOURCES
ILLINOIS MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE CENTER (IMEC) RESOURCES
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
LOCAL NON-PROFIT SUPPORT
KANKAKEE COUNTY DISASTER RESPONSE
COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION
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).
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/CEO – email@example.com, 815-482-1537 (m)
Lisa Wogan, Vice President – firstname.lastname@example.org, 815-355-4159 (m)
All Economic Alliance meetings and events are cancelled until further notice.
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.