We ENCOURAGE the community to continue supporting local businesses during this time of uncertainty. Public health crises affect all businesses, particularly the hospitality industry. There is no better time than the present to #ShopLocal and be #StrongerTogether.
We have been and will continue to update this page with important information as it comes available.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the Illinois Dept. of Public Health has reported 4,134 cases of COVID-19 in our county and 155 deaths in St. Clair County. For the most up-to-date public health information, please follow the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook. You can also check the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website for current information.
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to spread to our communities, it is important for the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to take the appropriate precautions outlined by local and national public health organizations.
As of now, all Belleville Chamber in-person events are canceled through December 31, 2020. All purchased tickets, reservations and sponsorships will be honored when new dates are announced, and a separate communication will be made if refunds need to be applied.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 virus and updates, we encourage you to visit the following trusted resources:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- IL Dept of Public Health (IDPH)
- IL Dept of Employment Security (IDES)
** Are you having issues filing for unemployment? IDES is Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims
- State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- City of Belleville
- St. Clair County Health Dept.
- Belleville News-Democrat
Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Illinois Phase 5 Plan (May 5, 2020)
Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 – Updated Phase 3 Plan (July 2020)
Business Interruption Grants Program (June 25, State of IL)
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Grant and Loan Program (June 15, U.S. Small Business Administration)
FFCRA for Employers related to COVID-19 Webinar Recording (New Labor Laws via Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.; April 24, 2020) Access Password: 7V+4B60h
Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness (June 17, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
How to Run a Zoom Meeting Webinar (Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce/Techknow Solutions) 56 minutes
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Reopening Business Digital Resource Center (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Reopening Business Digital Resources Center Toolkit (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
“Return to Work: Critical Information for Employers as Employees Come Back to the Workplace” Webinar Recording (Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.) **Available for a limited time to download as of May 4.
Work Comp and the COVID-19 Effect Webinar (Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce/Schmale Insurance) June 2; 23 minutes
Community Organizations & Non-Profit Specific Resources
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has a statewide COVID-19 hotline and website to answer any questions from the public or to report a suspected case.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s (DHSS) COVID-19 also has a statewide public hotline and website to provide citizens and providers guidance regarding COVID-19.