COVID-19 Resources & Articles
Here at the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, we are open and still here for our businesses and community. You can call during normal business hours or visit us in person wearing your face covering. We will continue to advocate for our business community as well as the health and safety of our community.
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 June 30, 2021. We hope you will join us for our online events to help keep our businesses and community connected during this time.
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: For the most up-to-date public health information, please follow the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook for daily updates. You can also check the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website for current information.
*NEW AS OF March 18, 2021*
Press Release from the Governor’s office
A Bridge the Phase 5 Plan
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)
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- 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
Business Relief Opportunities Webinar (January 28, 2021; Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.)
COVID-19 Employment Issues for 2021 (February 3, 2021; Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.)
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Grant and Loan Program (June 15, U.S. Small Business Administration)
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)
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Five Questions and Answers for Employers
How to Run a Zoom Meeting Webinar (Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce/Techknow Solutions) 56 minutes
Internal Communication Tips to Help Navigate COVID-19 (PR NEWS)
Members Offering Services to Help Get Back to Work
Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening Businesses & Returning People to Work Safely (State of IL)
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)
Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Illinois Phase 5 Plan (May 5, 2020)
“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.
St. Clair County Health Dept. Mobile Testing Site Information
U.S. Department Of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family And Medical Leave Implementation
Work Comp and the COVID-19 Effect Webinar (Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce/Schmale Insurance) June 2; 23 minutes
Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Businesses
Community Organizations & Non-Profit Specific Resources
Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders (CDC)
Ameren COVID-19 Updates for Businesses & Families
Beware of Scams and Fraud Schemes (SBA)
Disinfecting Your Home When Someone Is Sick (BJC)
Easy Chair Workouts to Enhance Your Home Routine (BJC)
Energy Savings Tips (Ameren IL)
Free Virtual Screening for COVID-19 (SSM)
Home Isolation Guidelines: Patients & Household (BJC)
How to Know If You or a Coworker Needs Help (BJC)
How to Help Your Child Continue Learning at Home
Ideas for Fun Family Fitness (BJC)
Know the Difference: COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Allergies
Managing Coronavirus-Related Stress (BJC)
Need Help Buying Food For Your School-Aged Children?
Resources for Financial Assistance
Self-Care Massage at Home (BJC)
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus Scams
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.