Business Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Village of Lake Barrington is committed to the continued success of our business community, especially as we all navigate through this public health crisis. Below are a list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19. Please contact Lisa C. Pena-Tlapa at (847) 381-6010, Ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries or to add/update resources.
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Effective Friday, November 20, Governor J. B. Pritzker announced Tier 3 Mitigations will be imposed statewide. See the Restore Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation FAQ. For more information about the Restore Illinois Plan, please see https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois.
Friday, January 8, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation ( available via this link) extending the statewide declaration through Saturday, February 6, 2021. Additionally, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2021-01 ( available via this link) to extend the Tier 3 enhanced mitigations.
Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties only) Tier 1 enhanced mitigations go into effect on Saturday, October 31.
Prepare for Phase 4 of Restore Illinois
DCEO also has announced the creation of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program.
Applications for the second round of funding for the BIG program opens on Thursday, September 17.
More information about the program is available via this link. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Small Business Grant Program
Specific questions can be addressed through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Business Hotline, available Monday through Friday at:
Effective Aptil 1, 2020 employers must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.
Given many are working remotely, an employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.
Click here to download PDF of PAID LEAVE REQUIREMENTS
EMPLOYEE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR LAKE COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS!
See Flyer for details and access the application to apply here.
BACC - Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Back to Business Tool Kit
College of Lake County’s Small Business Development and International Trade Center has resources and support for small businesses.
Additional information and resources for businesses affected by COVID-19 will be posted here as it becomes available.
ComEd has announced a new program to provide bill assistance to small businesses.