NW Illinois COVID-19 Resources

Due to mounting concerns over the COVID-19 situation, NWILED has compiled this page to serve as a resource for businesses and community members affected by the outbreak. These are links to resources and agencies that can provide you with the best up-to-date information. We will keep this page current with new information and links as they become available.
Note that these are links to public resources and services for all to take advantage of, not regarding any individual business closure. With situations subject to change, we are linking to pages that are updated regularly, along with anything from our communities and major resources. Please call ahead, check online or check this page before visiting a site. And please do what you need to feel safe, taking necessary precautions as possible. 
As always, if you need more individualized assistance for your business, please reach out to our office at elegel@nwiled.org or 815-297-7361.

NW Illinois Economic Development: 
Virtual Office Hours
Direct Assistance: elegel@nwiled.org

General Resources
State of Illinois COVID-19 Resource Website
Midwest Medical Center COVID-19 Resources
A Message from Freeport Health Network
When to Get Tested

Business Guidance
Restore Illinois Reopening Plan
Illinois Republicans Definition of Essential Businesses
SCORE Free Small Business Counselors and Resources
United States Chamber of Commerce Resources and Guidelines for Businesses
Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance for Businesses and Organizations
Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidelines for Businesses and Employers
United States Department of Labor COVID-19 Resource Page
How to Wash Your Hands

Assistance Programs - Financial Relief
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Resource Page
Small Business Administration
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Program
Jo Daviess County Small Business Grant Program

Com-Ed COVID-19 Response
Jo-Carroll COVID-19 Response
Nicor Gas COVID-19 Response

Other Resources
Zoom Teleconferencing Software
Canva Graphic Design Software