WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AS MORE RESOURCES BECOME AVAILABLE
If you know of any resources for individuals or businesses affected by COVID-19 and related closures, social distancing measures, etc., please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a link.
As city, county, state, and federal government agencies continue to grapple with COVID-19 responses, we will do our best to keep neighbors and businesses informed of available resources to help with the crisis. Below is a first-round gathering of resources for business and workers affected by COVID-19. The City of Chicago also has a number of issue-specific guidelines and resources for affected populations, including parents, childcare and healthcare workers, etc. available at http://www.Chicago.gov/Coronavirus.
First of all, please be aware that the situation (especially in terms of government actions) is changing rapidly! News updates and policy changes are arriving from federal and state agencies almost every day. If you haven’t already, we strongly recommend signing up for the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 update emails, and the State of Illinois’s E-News for Cook County:
And of course, if any of you aren’t already signed up, we have our own 40th Ward newsletter available hereat www.40thward.org — you can sign up right on the front page sidebar.
These are some of the city and state programs coming online or already in place that can help individuals affected by job/income loss due to COVID-19:
We expect more forms of assistance to become available as state and federal disaster relief efforts shift into high gear, but these are government and grassroots resources for businesses and employees that we are already aware of: