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
On Sunday May 24th, Governor JB Pritzker released new industry-specific guidelines to allow for a safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are expected to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days. Phase 3 is expected to see many businesses reopen across the state, and hundreds of thousands of workers back to work.
The following industries are included in Phase 3: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities, bars and restaurants for outdoor dining, and more. During Phase 3, group gatherings of 10 or fewer will now be permitted. A full list of industries as well as corresponding safety guidelines is now available.
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.
Riverside Healthcare also offers on-site testing for employers with more than 60 employees.
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.
Payroll Protection Forgiveness Application
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released the Payroll Protection Program Forgiveness Application. This application provides guidance to the details of loan forgiveness.
The SBA has also updated their Payroll Protection Program FAQ. This gives clarity to the following:
- Time Period of Forgiveness
- Payroll Reduction Exemption
- Owner's Cap
IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) - Emergency Assistance Layoff Aversion
Save Small Business Grant | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Application Available starting April 20, 2:00 PM. Learn More and Apply
- Includes Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits:
The new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides benefits for many individuals who have been determined ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers and independent contractors.
State of Illinois, Shelter-in-Place Executive Order - Extended 30 days
Child Care Resource & Referral: 815-741-1163
April 2, 2020: Free Webinar to discuss ways to mitigate the financial impact from COVID-19 through insurance coverage.
Simply HR: Employment & Labor Blog. COVID-19 Q&A for Employers:
Daily Press Release Videos from the IL Department of Public Health:
Apply for Disaster Loan 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.