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    Kane County Health Department Responds to State COVID-19 Mitigation Rules

    Governor Pritzker in concert with IDPH, announced that Illinois would scale back reopening for Kane and DuPage counties in Region 8 and for Kankakee and Will counties in Region 7, and put in place heightened resurgence mitigations in accordance with the Restore Illinois plan. This order is effective as of Friday, October 23, 2020. Here is the press release of the mitigation plan.

    The mitigation requirements will remain in place until regional COVID numbers decrease to 6.5 % for 3 consecutive days. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged. If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent tier 2 or tier 3 mitigations can be applied to further reduce spread of the virus. Get more information.

    Kane County Health Department Business and Organization Toolkit (updated 10/23)

    This is a toolkit for COVID-19 information that may be useful to your business. Visit kanehealth.com for further information.

     

    Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Launched

    The Illinois Restaurant Association has launched a relief fund to help struggling restaurant workers that qualify with one-time $500 grants. To qualify for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, you must have either: been diagnosed with COVID-19, served as a caregiver for an immediate family member who had COVID-19, or quarantined with a doctor's note; or been out of work for three weeks or more without unemployment benefits. More information here.


  •  Illinois Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Halloween Festivities Guidance
     


    $220 Million Available for Business Owners through Second Round of the Business Interruption Grants; $25 Million Available for Communities through the Rebuild Distressed Communities Program.

    Application information for the second round of funds and can be found on DCEO’s website at Illinois.gov/dceo and the application form will open for submissions later this week.For more information on programs available for businesses and communities, please visit DCEO’s website.


    Illinois Department of Labor Back to Business Illinois

    Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service to connect small businesses of 250 employees or fewer with consultants who will help them evaluate and address workplace safety and health issues related to COVID-19. The consultants will create a plan for small businesses that promotes a safe, healthy and productive environment for workers and customers. For more information on the Back to Business Illinois program, visit the official website at: www.illinois.gov/worksafe



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  • Kane County Application for COVID-19 Grants for Small Business and Non-profits - closes October 2

    The U.S. Department of Treasury allocated $92,900,218 of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Kane County under the CARES Act to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities. To help distribute these funds, the Kane County Board has established the CARES Act Allocation Committee which is establishing guidelines and strategic priorities for the disbursement of funds. Kane County small businesses and non-profit organizations can now access the application portal for Coronavirus Relief Funds on the website. Additional information, Q&A's and required information to be submitted are available. Direct any questions regarding the Kane County Coronavirus Relief Fund to: CRF@co.kane.il.us.


     

  • State of Illinois Business Resources - Phase 4

  • To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.

    Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.

  • At 2:30 pm today, Governor Pritzker in concert with IDPH, announced that Illinois would scale back reopening for Kane and DuPage counties in Region 8 and for Kankakee and Will counties in Region 7, and put in place heightened resurgence mitigations in accordance with the Restore Illinois plan. This order is effective as of Friday, October 23, 2020.

    The mitigation requirements will remain in place until regional COVID numbers decrease to 6.5 % for 3 consecutive days. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged. If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent tier 2 or tier 3 mitigations can be applied to further reduce spread of the virus. Get more information.


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    You are doing a GREAT JOB supporting local business. Your proactive communication and support is REALLY APPRECIATED. 

    Thank You!!
    Jenny Redisi,
    Cafe Roma 


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    Amanda Garcia, Principal                  ColorWord Creative

     


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