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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Resources

As the news breaks and more information is available, we are doing our part to help inform our members and the region. The best resources can be found below. We have also compiled a list of members that have adjusted hours, delivery/ordering options or may be closed based on state mandates. (If your business information is missing, please email us.)

Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans

(includes who qualifies, how to apply and additional information.)

US Chamber COVID-19 Small Business Loan Guide

Full CARES Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also released its Coronavirus Toolkit:
  • Guidance For Employers
  • For workplace tips and resources for employers to combat the virus.
  • Corporate Aid Tracker
  • Details on how businesses are helping nationwide
  • If your business needs help putting a plan in place, click here to use the U.S. Chamber Foundation's toolkit created in partnership with the UPS Foundation.
  • IT Assistance: With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the thought on many small and medium-sized business owners' minds is “how can I protect my employees and yet ensure that they can work securely from home”. Obviously, a large challenge is to make the employees’ environments as user friendly and as familiar as possible. The following is what IT360 has created:·     True remote access solution that is faster than a typical VPN connection·     Secure connection to an existing machine that is attached to the company network·     Same desktop environments that employees are already used to

    ·     Reduction in stress at a stressful time by creating a familiar environment for employees

    Please contact IT 360 with any questions you may have: Phone: 309-680-2100 – Illinois or https://www.it360.biz

General Resources

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Telephone options:

  • IL Coronavirus hotline: 1-800-889-3931
  • United Way Information Line: 2-1-1 or 309-999-4029.
Online resources:

COVID-19 Business Poll

If your organization is/will be affected by COVID-19 in our region, take a moment to fill out our poll so we can best serve you, other members, and our community. We appreciate your time.

RESOURCE REQUESTS

Community Foundation of Central Illinois: Requesting monetary donations for the Central Illinois Disaster Recovery Fund. Information here.

Heartland Health Services: HHS is seeking personal protective equipment, medical supplies, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes unopened.  Information here or email Michelle Sanders.

OSF Healthcare: OSF seeking personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other supplies. Information here.

Peoria Innovation Alliance: PIA is gathering the maker community to discuss ways individuals and small companies can make supplies like masks. Information here.

NEW - UnityPoint Health: UnityPoint is seeking personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies. They are also in search of medical personnel to help them prepare in the event that there is an influx of sick patients.  Information here.

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