To provide assistance to the many local restaurants and businesses who have closed their doors due to the outbreak of COVID-19, or the new coronavirus, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) is sharing information that might help these establishments survive this difficult period.
As part of his ongoing effort to assist local businesses with the unprecedented challenges they’re facing due the COVID-19 outbreak, state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, is highlighting the deferral of sales tax payments for locally owned businesses, as well as Illinois’ work to secure eligibility for disaster assistance loans.
State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is promoting Serve Illinois’ donation drive for personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) outbreak.
The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses.
The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, urging local families to contact their constituent service offices via phone or email in order to continue connecting them to resources, as well as to follow the recommendations of medical experts.
Effective 5pm Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Arlington Heights Park District is temporarily suspending all operations and closing all facilities, and playgrounds, until April 7, 2020, with the exception of essential services (baseline maintenance of parks and facilities) in support of Governor Pritzker’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.