Important Information: COVID-19 

Please Click Here for City of Chicago Phase IV Re-Opening Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESSES
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GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES “RESTORE ILLINOIS”, A FIVE-PHASE PUBLIC HEALTH PLAN TO REOPEN OUR STATE
Click HERE to read the Governor’s full plan.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

COOK COUNTY ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RELIEF MEASURES

Cook County recently released a summary of it’s Covid 19 taxes, fines and relief package. Cook County is waiving various County fines, fees and deferring tax collections to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more here

KEY GUIDANCE AND DOCUMENTS FOR OPERATIONS

We are collecting key summaries of state and federal policies and tools you can use to assist in ongoing production and delivery.

Below is our document library of state and federal policies, guidance and resources regarding essential business definitions, regulations, waivers and other important information.

1.COVID-19 Small Business Grants and Loans Information – Federal State and City of Chicago

2.Department of Homeland Security Talking Points and FAQs on essential businesses

3.Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Infrastructure Workforce

4.US Department of Transportation CDL waivers

On April 27th, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission met to formally withdraw an emergency rule the body approved earlier in April that would have automatically granted workers’ compensation to essential workers who come down with coronavirus.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

The Illinois Beverage Association is carefully monitoring the news of the coronavirus (Covid 19) as the situation evolves throughout our communities, our state and our country.

We are working to bring economic, legislative and community news to our members as soon as it is available.

We will be updating our IBA website with information and providing a “tracker” of local actions; please do not hesitate to share any information we should include.

IBA Information tracker

Visit the state’s new COVID 19 website is here.

STATE-LEVEL ECONOMIC RELIEF

State-level economic relief responses and policy are still being formulated. The Governor issued a new executive order that will offer small businesses “a two-month delay in sales tax payments to the state, and to local jurisdictions, and we’re waving late filing fees and interest starting tomorrow, Friday, March 20.”

WEIGHT AND SIZE

Governor J.B. Pritzker Permit Letter on file with ABA. DOT Secretary Omer Osman Letter on file with ABA. Illinois Dept. of Transportation may issue permits for the transportation of emergency response/relief supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic as follows until April 12, 2020:

1. Overweight permits may be issued by the IL DOT and fees shall be waived;

2. Haulers must verify their route using www.gettingaroundillinois.com to ensure their route is free of size and weight restrictions;

3. A permit issued under this order does not authorize the operation of any vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight in excess of 88,000 pounds. A permit may only authorize weights not more than 10 percent greater than gross axle, gross axle combination, or gross vehicle weight limitations.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

Illinois House cancelled session through March 30, 2020

Illinois Senate cancelled session through March 30, 2020.

NEWS FROM ABA

Recent state emergency declarations have included numerous actions to help address COVID-19 including:

1. Lifting Hours of Service restrictions for commercial drivers; and,

2. Increasing weight limits and/or truck size for commercial vehicles

GO HERE for a state-by-state summary to-date of relief efforts on Hours of Service and weight limits.