On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 until April 7, 2020. 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. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you, please click here.
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 #StrongTogether.
We will update this page with important information as it comes available.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Illinois Dept. of Public Health has reported 53 cases of COVID-19 in our county and three deaths. 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 March 13, all Belleville Chamber events are canceled through April 30. All purchased tickets, reservations and sponsorships will be honored when new dates are announced, and 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)
- State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- City of Belleville
- St. Clair County Health Dept.
The filing deadline for Illinois income tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
UPDATED – Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (Paycheck Protection Program) (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance)
Illinois State Treasurer (Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program)
Community Organizations & Non-Profits
Small Business Administration
Office of the Illinois Secretary of State (All driver service facilities are CLOSED)
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.