Message and Resources from the Joliet Chamber regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
The Joliet Chamber Staff and the Board of Directors are actively monitoring the continuing developments regarding the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we encourage all of our Chamber Members and their employees to educate themselves to the fullest in order to understand all of the facts surrounding this coronavirus disease.
We also encourage everyone to follow recommendations from trusted healthcare institutions and centers. We urge you as employers to consider steps that can be taken to prepare for potential impact on your workplace and your employees.
Please be aware of issues that may develop such as: leaves of absence, privacy, working remotely, and workforce reduction. We will continue to update our membership with any changes on the local, State and Federal level. Here are some useful links to review and share:
- Will County Health Department
- Illinois Department of Health
- COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organization
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees
- Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus
- Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions
Additional resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
Again, we encourage all to constantly review facts regarding COVID-19 by utilizing the above links. A common message has been we’re all in this together, so let’s support one another, continue to do business local and with fellow Chamber members, and follow recommendations from the health professionals. Finally, you will be receiving a packet in the mail of upcoming Chamber programs and events. We plan to take each program and event on a case by case basis as the safety and well-being of our Chamber members, as well as the community, is of utmost importance. Please check our social media, your email, and our Chamber website for any updates.
We thank you all for your continued patience and support as we navigate this situation together.
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Staff and Board of Directors
Virtual Conference Series: City of Joliet Status Report on Projects & Programs (Register Here)
Virtual Conference Series: Anti-Sexual Harassment Training (Register Here)
Virtual Conference Series: The Renaissance Continues – Updates from the Joliet City Center Partnership (Video Recording)
Click here for presentation slides: https://jolietchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Renaissance-Continues_CCP-slides.pdf
Virtual Conference Series: 2020 Meet the Candidates Forum (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Community Disaster Preparedness: Red Cross Ready Rating (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Government Affairs Legislative Coffee with U.S. Congressman Bill Foster and Jason Keller, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Child care: Increasingly vital to our workforce & economy (Video Recording)
Slide Presentation can be downloaded here: ReadyNation PPT 8.5.2020
Child Care Restoration Grants: $270 million for licensed providers with reduced capacity and experiencing business interruption-
Application info: https://tinyurl.com/ILGrantApp
*Note: Aug. 14 application deadline
Info on ordering Personal Protective Equipment for child care providers (only pay shipping): https://tinyurl.com/ILPPEhelp
Virtual Conference Series: Introduction and Overview of the new Small Business Development Center & Phase 4 Economic Resurgence Tools & Tips (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Supporting Employee Mental, Emotional and Social Health (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Will County Update – Pandemic Funding, Ballots by Mail, and Census Information (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace…in the World (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Town Hall Meeting – Focusing on Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Moving Forward into the Next Phases (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Illinois Special Session Recap (Video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: What You Need to Know for Phase 3 / Reopening, PPP Forgiveness & Possible Changes, and Liability Protection (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Reshaping Your Workplace w/ Rightsize Facility (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Filling the knowledge and skills gap…how JJC can help through a registered apprenticeship program (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: State of Illinois Update as we move toward Reopening with Representative Mark Batinick (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: COVID-19 Report From Inside Our Local Hospitals (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Making the Most of your Membership Profile (Video Recording)
Virtual Conference Series: City Update with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: COVID-19 Perspectives from a Public Health Professional – Sue Olenek of the Will County Health Dept. (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: Federal Update on Funding Infusion & Next Phase w/ Congressman Foster (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: CARES Act Update with US Chamber of Commerce (video recording)
Virtual Conference Series: COVID-19 Discussion with U.S. Congressman Bill Foster and State Representative Larry Walsh Jr. (video recording)
Useful documents to guide you through questions and answers from the COVID-19 crisis
US CofC Phase_3_Bipart_Summary_FINAL (CARES Act)
IL Treasurer SmallBizCOVID19ReliefProgram Due April 1
YouTube (Friday) Video Update Playlist
Latest COVID-19 Updates
Coronavirus update for 11.25.2020 – Jobs and Economy Report, Vaccine News, and the Call to Action again
Chamber Members: Please excuse the length of this email as we have a good amount of information to share before taking a break on updates until next Monday. No worries, those locked in on the weekly job report every Thursday will get their fix today. See below for...
Chamber Members: Some good news today for those stock market watchers – the Dow Jones hit 30,000 for the first time on news that President Trump has instructed aids to begin transition work. It is almost unbelievable that it has traveled this high in a pandemic year...
Chamber Members: Happy Thanksgiving week to all! It is a short week, so we’ll probably share a good amount of information up front as we’ll not have an update out on Thursday or Friday (and see how Wednesday goes). *Daily Coronavirus update brought to you by Silver...
Coronavirus update for 11.20.2020 – Tier 3 Starts, Vaccine News & COVID Tests, and Small Biz Saturday
Chamber Members: Last day of the week and the start of the statewide Tier 3 mitigations. Today we share information on vaccine movement and COVID-19 tests, some information on Small Business Saturday, and more useful information in the next weeks in terms of seminars....
Chamber Members: The usual job report is covered below on both the federal and state level. You’ll see some other announcements and reports related to COVID issues as well. One more reminder that tomorrow begins the Tier 3 mitigation measures for all state regions....
Coronavirus update for 11.18.2020 – Tier 3 reminder, Federal Expirations, Nursing Homes, and Broadband
Chamber Members: This Friday begins the start of Tier 3 mitigations. The information is condensed as a reminder vs. what was shared yesterday, but the full details are attached to this message as a pdf. A quick note to the fact that the rollback does NOT include...
Chamber Members: Today marks one year from the first traced COVID case in China depending on who/what you believe. Not sure if a happy birthday is in order! A new announcement today from Governor Pritzker on additional capacity rollbacks highlights our daily update....
Coronavirus update for 11.16.2020 – Last Day for County Grant, Shutdowns, New Assistance, and much more
Chamber Members: Today is the last day to apply for the Will County Small Business Assistance Grant. Make sure to get your application in before the page closes. You will find a good amount of COVID related news below from shutdowns to evictions, from aid to survey...
Chamber Members: The weekend is here already and believe it or not it’s Friday the 13th! COVID is impacting us on all sides and the stay at home advisories increase, pointing toward a possible revert to the conditions we faced back at the start of this pandemic. As a...
Chamber Members: The full update is back in your inbox today with the weekly anticipated report on employment numbers. A lot of warnings and suggestions coming from the Governor and IDPH over the last two days have focused on the possibility of a statewide shutdown....