Important Information: COVID-19
City of Chicago To Lift Mask Mandate
City of Chicago officials and public health leaders announced the city’s mask and proof-of-vaccination mandates will be lifted on Feb. 28 for most indoor establishments, such as restaurants, bars, and gyms. Individual businesses may still choose to impose and enforce their own mitigation efforts to protect customers.
Certain settings will remain under a mask mandate, including:
- Chicago Public Schools
- Day Cares
- Health Care Facilities
- Congregate Care Facilities
- Public Transportation (including buses, trains and airplanes)
- Federal Buildings in areas of high substantial risk of transmission
- Long-Term Care Facilities (when in communal areas)
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.
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.