The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau has gathered information for businesses on COVID-19 including resources from DuPage County, the State of Illinois and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
See below for resources and direct links.
State of Illinois
DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department has put together information for businesses on COVID-19, including guidance, food facility guidelines, water sampling, CDC guidance, education, outreach and more. .
- If potential exposure to COVID-19 in the community/workplace:
- If potential exposure to confirmed case of COVID-19:
- If diagnosed with COVID-19:
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Illinois Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Illinois businesses low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, visit their website or review the resources below.
- Start you disaster loan application now:
- Disaster loan assistance: or
- Stay up-to-date:
- For frequently asked questions:
- Register for webinars on the Economic Injury Disaster Loans by . The trainings will cover program eligibility, use of proceeds, terms, filing requirements, and additional small business resources.
Contact Information for the U.S. Small Business Administration
Local staff is on-hand and ready to assist. To reach the District or Branch Office, please contact:
- Chicago Office: (312) 353-4528
- Springfield Branch: (217) 747-8249
- Illinois District Office:
- Locate your nearest Small Business Development Center or text LOCATE to 7234
- Follow @SBA_Illinois on Twitter
- to the email list for more updates
To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO is launching the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion, and other purposes. Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery. Bars and restaurants that generated between $500K and $1M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $25,000, and bars and restaurants that generated less than $500K in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000. Hotels that generated less than $8M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $50,000.
Worknet DuPage Career Center
The has funds available to cover the cost of retraining your staff so that their jobs can be repurposed and layoffs can be averted. For information on these grants, please contact Ron Schlager (630) 955-2037, email@example.com.
If you have to layoff staff, there are resources available free of charge for those individuals (including up to $10,000/person of funding assistance for necessary job training.) Affected workers should visit to access services.