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)
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)
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: We hope that everyone and your organizations are doing well. It has been quite an interesting three months during this pandemic. As we move towards phase 4, please let us know what topics and issues are of interest to you and how we can best be of...
Chamber Members: We are now ten days away from advancing into Illinois Phase 4. Although preliminary information was sent along with the phase announcements months ago, we’re hearing that we may see updated direction for this next phase by the end of this week. That...
Chamber Members: Welcome to the week of June 15. Today we have a list of news covering one of our most talked about topics. Additionally, more updates are below on signed bills and covid related reports. We hope you have a great week. Additional Small Business Aid...
Chamber Members: Hopefully, everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We’re about halfway through phase 3 with the next step coming up on June 26 at the earliest. We are watching to see if any changes are potentially announced a little early and will report out...
Chamber Members: Today is Thursday so that means unemployment report day on the national level. We also officially have a budget in Illinois for the next year as Governor Pritzker has signed the bill to make it official. See below for more news on PPP, Main Street...
Chamber Members: Thanks to those that joined us today for our COVID Town Hall Virtual Conference. If you missed it, the video recording is posted on our Coronavirus resource page along with all of our other video recordings, daily updates, and archived documents. Here...
Chamber Members: Today is going to be quick and light as far as the daily update goes. We are gearing up for our Town Hall Virtual Conference tomorrow at 1:00 pm to discuss the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and moving forward into phase four. Please join us for...
Chamber Members: Today is Monday, June 8 which means at the end of today our region will have completed day 11 of the 28-day period of Phase 3. So, there are 17 days to go before the opening of Phase 4 as long as all the goals are met and continue on the same path....
Chamber Members: What a beautiful day to wrap up the week! We hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and the month ahead. We will be looking ahead as well as we present our next Virtual Conference next Wednesday, June 10 at 1 PM. It will be a town hall...
Chamber Members: It is Thursday, so that means our weekly announcement of unemployment numbers. We also have some exciting news to share about PPP changes. We’ll recap briefly as well what was talked about today on our virtual conference session with Senator...