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:

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: COVID-19 Discussion with U.S. Congressman Bill Foster and State Representative Larry Walsh Jr. (video recording)

Virtual Conference Series: CARES Act Update with US Chamber of Commerce (video recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Federal Update on Funding Infusion & Next Phase w/ Congressman Foster (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: City Update with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk (video recording)

Virtual Conference Series: COVID-19 Report From Inside Our Local Hospitals (video recording)

Virtual Conference Series: State of Illinois Update as we move toward Reopening with Representative Mark Batinick (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: Reshaping Your Workplace w/ Rightsize Facility (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: Illinois Special Session Recap (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: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace…in the World (Video Recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Will County Update – Pandemic Funding, Ballots by Mail, and Census Information (Video Recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Supporting Employee Mental, Emotional and Social Health (Video Recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Introduction and Overview of the new Small Business Development Center & Phase 4 Economic Resurgence Tools & Tips (Video Recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Challenge Accepted! Now What Questions to Ask (Video Recording)

Slide Presentation can be downloaded here: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED PRESENTATION

Virtual Conference Series: Child care: Increasingly vital to our workforce & economy (Video Recording)

Slide Presentation can be downloaded here: ReadyNation PPT 8.5.2020

Additional Resources:

Child Care Restoration Grants: $270 million for licensed providers with reduced capacity and experiencing business interruption-

Application info:


*Note: Aug. 14 application deadline

Info on ordering Personal Protective Equipment for child care providers (only pay shipping):

Virtual Conference Series: Government Affairs Legislative Coffee with U.S. Congressman Bill Foster and Jason Keller, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Video Recording)

Video link to information on the Main Street Lending Program through the Fed

Virtual Conference Series: Making the Most of your Membership Profile (Video Recording)

Virtual Conference Series: Answers to COVID Questions Moving Forward (Register Here)

Virtual Conference Series: Government Affairs Coffee Series – Progressive Income Tax Discussion with Leslie Munger (Register Here)

Useful documents to guide you through questions and answers from the COVID-19 crisis

Letter to Governor on Region 7 

P4 full bill

P4 summary of proposals

Restaurant Full BlueprintforRevival

Restaurant BlueprintforRevivalOnePager

B.I.G. Eligbility Requirements 6.23.20

B.I.G. Application Questions 6.23.20

ILL phase 4 open

Phase 4 Golf Restrictions

DCEO Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program_Final External Summary

uscc_ppp_forgiveness-guide 6.17.20

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application (Revised 6.16.2020)



Grants for Female Owned Businesses

MainStreet FAQs 6.11.20

Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions_05 27 20

ILL Phase 3 Toolkit for reopen

ReOpen Guide_JRCCI


Joliet Outdoor Dining.FINAL

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Responsible Reopening and Rehiring Legislation

SBA Form 3508 PPP Forgiveness Application

IDPH_emergency provision

HEROES Act by section

Joliet Outdoor Dining.FINAL


HEROES Act One Pager


special session memo

special session proclamation


PPP FAQ 5.6.2020

Restore Illinois One Pager

Restore Illinois – A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State

PR_Restore Illinois_A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State

COGFA april 2020 report

PPP2 Data 4.27_5.1

IL DCEO Essential Business FAQ on stayathome continuance

Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions 5.3

Letter to Gov from women of the House Republican Caucus

extendedstayathome 4.30.2020

USChamber_reopeningtheeconomy ltr






Responsible Reopening_US Chamber

CDC reopening guidleines


Paycheck-Protection-Program-28 Frequently-Asked-Questions

DCEO COVID_19 Emergency Resource UPDATED

COVID19 Employee Health Screening Form

CARES Act Presentation




Application for Paid Leave COVID-19



Federal Stimulus Unemployment Benefits FAQ_IDES





PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet


usf_jolietchamber pr



usf_chamber CARES Act fact sheet

Key IL Resources for COVID


COVID-19_ Guidance_for_Large Biz

dept of revenue tax extension

US CofC Phase_3_Bipart_Summary_FINAL (CARES Act)


sba EIDL refresher

IL Treasurer SmallBizCOVID19ReliefProgram Due April 1

HR 6201 summary Families First Coronavirus Response Act



SBA Loan Slides

Letter to Governor on Region 7

YouTube (Friday) Video Update Playlist

Latest COVID-19 Updates