COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Because the situation is constantly changing, we will update this site as often as possible.

MACOMB DOWNSTATE SMALL BUSINESS STABILIZATION PROGRAM 

THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

ILGISA AND THE WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GIS CENTER

WIU OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The SBA has a broad range of programs that can help small businesses through these challenging times including business advisory and lending services.  Call or email the Illinois District Office (312-353-4528, illinois.do@sba.gov) or go to www.sba.gov/il for more information.

In addition, SBA has created a webpage for COVID-19 related resources, including:

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 

Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributed to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus.  Resources include: