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COVID-19 - Business Resources

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 with inquiries or to add/update resources.

                        Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Important COVID-19 Updates for Lake County Employers from Lake County Partners

Prepare for Phase 3 of Restore Illinois 

Lake County is on track to enter into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan by this Friday, May 29th. Phase 3 will permit additional businesses to open under certain operations guidelines. The State of Illinois has issued a NEW Business Toolkit  which includes signage, training checklists and other important resources that will help employers meet safety requirements as employees return to the workplace.  

The state has also outlined guidelines and provided toolkits for 10 specific industries. Review the information that applies to your workplace using these industry-specific links:

  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing facilities including plants, factories and mills
  • Offices: Non-customer-facing office uses including: legal, accounting services, architectural/engineering design, and other professional services
  • Retail: Retailers and merchandisers including grocery stores, hardware stores, clothing stores, pharmacies,department stores and shopping malls
  • Service Counters: Stores providing assorted services for dropped off goods including dry cleaners, electronics repair shops, shoe repair shops and car washes
  • Youth Sports: Youth sports games or matches, group sports lessons, team or group sports practices (no competitive sports permitted in Phase 3)
  • Health and Fitness Centers: Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, dance, cycling, pilates, barre studios, and other customer-facing fitness centers
  • Personal Care Services: Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, waxing centers and tattoo parlors
  • Outdoor Recreation (full toolkit coming soon): Customer facing services such as driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, paintball courses and outdoor adventure parks
  • Day Camps (full toolkit coming soon): Recreational youth programs such as sports camps, recreational camps and educational camps
  • Restaurants and Bars (outdoor dining and drinking)Full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, snacks bars, taverns, and other food and beverage businesses

To determine how Phase 3 will impact your business, review responses to FAQs from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and those from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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
Click here to download PDF of PAID LEAVE RIGHTS

Lake County Partners - Key information and resources for all businesses

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.


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