COVID-19

COVID-19 Hotlines:

Kankakee County Health Department: 815-802-9311

IL Department of Public Health: 1-800-889-3931

AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital: 815-928-6431 

Riverside Healthcare: 815-219-4037


COVID-19 Testing

If you or an employee is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please contact your doctor's office to determine which next steps are right for you. Currently, testing kits are available in limited quantities.

NOTE: Testing is not available at the Kankakee County Health Department. 


Small Business Administration: Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared an economic disaster status for the entire state of Illinois. Small businesses in Illinois that have suffered economic injury as a result of COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for the low-interest loans being offered by the SBA. 

Apply Here 

Three Step Process  

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Details

SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet 


The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act


Hospitality Industry Emergency Grant Program - Applications due April 1st

Informationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx

Applyhttps://us.accion.org/news/covid-19-hospitality-business-grant-program/ 


Illinois Small Business Assistance Initiatives

  • Includes Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program

COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits:

Federal Stimulus Package: Unemployment Benefits FAQ Page

March 24th Webinar:

.be">IDES Unemployment Insurance Benefits


State of Illinois, Shelter-in-Place Executive Order

Shelter-in-Place FAQ


Emergency Child Care for Essential Employees

Child Care Resource & Referral: 815-741-1163 


Legal Toolkit for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

April 2, 2020: Free Webinar to discuss ways to mitigate the financial impact from COVID-19 through insurance coverage.

Local Contact: Paul McGrady, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Simply HR: Employment & Labor Blog. COVID-19 Q&A for Employers:

https://mcusercontent.com/5ca1ba48c04daaf47cbdd00e4/files/d52ec222-1892-4f2e-81c3-54a425f4bf0a/Employer_Q_A_COVID_19_Greensfelder.pdf 


Daily Press Release Videos from the IL Department of Public Health:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/media-publications/daily-press-briefings


Apply for Disaster Loan Assistance:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance  


List of Kankakee County Restaurants still offering carry out, delivery, or curbside service.

To add a restaurant to the list, fill out this form.


Fill out the 2020 Census

2020 Census Adjusted Timeline