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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA coronavirus disaster loans: Is your business eligible?

SBA Twitter

Help for Small Businesses

State Of Illinois

DCEO Hospitality Emergency Grant Program (Due 5pm April 1st)

DCEO Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

DCEO Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program

DCEO Emergency Resources Guide

Illinois State Treasurer Bridge COVID-19 Relief Program

Businesses get sales tax reprieve

Gov. Pritzker Announces Income Tax Filing Extension

IL Governor announces statewide stay-at-home order

What is an Essential Business?

FAQ sheet on the Governor's Executive Order banning the sale of food and beverage

State Survey of Business Impact


Facebook Small Business Grants Program

COVID-19 Legislative Upade

Payroll Tax Credits

Rep. Rodney Davis Office- Details on Coronavirus Phase III bill

Davis Announces Coronavirus Funds for Health Centers


Scott Cruz Labor & Employment Attorney information for Employers

The Coronavirus - How Employers Can Manage the Outbreak Webinar 

Focal points of the DOL’s second and third Q&A sets and (very) temporary grace period for good-faith violations of FFCRA

What employers should note about the CARES Act stimulus legislation

Paycheck Protection Program Loans under the CARES Act

Decatur/Macon County

Macon County Heath Department Joint COVID-19 Press Release (3/30/2020)

City of Decatur Proclamation

Important Closures for Macon County


For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Macon County and preparedness resources, please visit the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) website. The MCHD hotline is 217-423-6988. Find the MCHD on Facebook here, where they post helpful tips, videos, and information on a regular basis.



2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers with free information and referrals for community services in Macon, DeWitt, Moultrie, Piatt & Shelby counties. 2-1-1 is staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers and staff who will listen to your situation and refer you to the most appropriate source of assistance. 2-1-1 employs a database comprised of thousands of services which include health and human services, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and much more.

If you’re looking for help and assistance, give 2-1-1 a call today. For more information, click here.

Resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Breaking: American Red Cross Has a Severe Blood Shortage Due to Coronavirus Outbreak


SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog


Commonly used & suggested by local employers:


The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released their efforts to help those who have become unemployed due to COVID-19.

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Dear Chamber Members,

While there are many unknowns as we navigate the unchartered territories combatting COVID-19, please know the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce will look to local officials and the Macon County Health Department for the best way in keeping our member businesses operating as close to normal as possible.

All future events will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly as more updates and information are made available. As we continue to monitor the situation here locally, we will keep our members up-to-date via our social media channels and e-communications. If your business is expected to experience adverse conditions as a result of any announcement, please let us know directly. We will actively try to determine additional ways we can be supportive to our member businesses and organizations.

We encourage everyone to be diligent and educate yourselves with information from credible sources. All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce for the Coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. The following links will take you to guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about how employers can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.