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: 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)
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
Chamber Members: Welcome to the month of June! We think it is safe to say that the majority would agree that we have all come a long way, but still have a way to go before we are back to a resemblance of “normal.” This marks the first full week of Phase 3 here in...
Chamber Members: Today is the final day of Illinois Phase 2! Tomorrow, multiple businesses and organizations are allowed to open with some restrictions and following of proper standards. The Phase 3 resource guide that the Chamber created and an additional Illinois...
Chamber Members: It is hard to believe that it is Wednesday already. With the holiday on Monday and the amount of information that came out over the weekend and was reported yesterday, we’re moving right along this week. So, today’s update will be somewhat brief....
Chamber Members: It was a wild weekend! From tornadoes and flooding to a lightening quick special session in Springfield, we emerge post Memorial Day with a State Budget and directions for the partial reopening of Illinois. We hope that all are safe and stayed out of...
Chamber members: Today is Thursday, so that means employment (or unemployment) report day. Those number are below, but first we will take a look at what is happening down in Springfield as well as some news out of Washington D.C. Illinois Chamber Reopening Plan...
Chamber Members: Today’s update is going to focus on POSITIVE news. Today could be the day that we can finally share multiple good news reports. There was an early announcement on at item we have been watching and then the Governor spoke this afternoon and delivered...
Chamber Members: Illinois has a new claim to being number one. A new report shows Illinois has implemented the most-restrictive measures of any state in the country regarding COVID-19. The report comes from with website WalletHub. This new move to the top comes just...
Chamber Members: We hope that everyone is drying out today and that nobody was majorly impacted by the flooding that occurred yesterday. If you need assistance, we do have several members that you can find in our member directory that can lend a hand. The General...
Coronavirus update for 5.15.2020 – City of Joliet Restaurant Announcement & Suggestions for Reopening
Chamber Members: We have been bringing you a weekly recap on Friday via video on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn accounts, but today felt that there was just too much information to share now rather than wait for Monday. To kick things off, we thank...
Chamber Members: The last couple of days have seen a lot of information shared so we’ll keep today’s update light. So let’s start off with some good news to report as that comes less often than not. Governor Pritzker announced today that our region, the northeast, is...