Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently released the “Protecting Chicago” framework. It is a 5-phase approach for safely and responsibly reopening the city.
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Governor Releases Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Illinois
From the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, Illinois’ response has been guided by data, science, and public health experts. As community spread rapidly increased, Governor Pritzker moved quickly to issue a Disaster Proclamation on March 9, restrict visitors to nursing homes on March 11, close bars and restaurants for on-site consumption on March 16, move schools to remote learning on March 17, and issue a Stay at Home order on March 21.
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The Strategic and Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Associations
Association Laboratory Inc. has just released the results of their impact study entitled The Strategic and Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Associations. This is a research-based analysis of the impact of the recent pandemic on associations. Read the Full Study
Chicago Chamber of Commerce Resources
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is tracking the COVID-19 crisis closely, evaluating programs and events on a daily basis, and working hard to provide the most updated facts and data. They have hosted webinars with elected representatives, public health officials, and state and city economic development and business departments which can be found at the link below
Chicago Chamber of Commerce Webinars and Resources
Mayor Lightfoot Announces $100 Million Relief Package
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced a new $100 million economic relief package to support Chicago's small businesses that are experiencing a temporary loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The economic relief package is designed to provide much-needed cash flow relief for neighborhood entrepreneurs over the coming weeks and months and includes extended due dates for business-related tax payments until April 30, 2020. Learn more Cook County Tax Relief
Per Executive Order 2020-3, issued by President Preckwinkle, to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, essential functions of government will continue while protecting the public and our workforce through a reduction of the footprint in the County Building. Learn more