COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
The State has issued a Shelter in Place order. Only "Essential Businesses" are permitted to continue on-site operations.
In addition to resources posted here, please visit the Village’s main COVID-19 page for important information and updates from the Village. The Village of Hanover Park is working to assist our businesses as they navigate this difficult situation. Circumstances are changing quickly, so check back regularly for updates.
- We encourage all Hanover Park business to subscribe to our monthly Business Matters newsletter. Please note, once you enter your email, you will need to click on the email icon to subscribe. You will then receive an email to confirm your subscription.
In coming days we may use this email system to send information on resources regarding the COVID-19 virus. You can also view previous issues.
- The Village has temporarily modified sign regulations. Permit fees will be waved for temporary banners and sandwich signs will be permitted; businesses may consider temporary window signs. For permitting, please contact Inspectional Services.
For public health information, please see our Public Health Alert. Please be aware that Village officials are closely monitoring the situation in conjunction with County, State, and Federal officials. County, State, and Federal agencies may be issuing guidance or orders independently of the Village.
If you are considering applying for financial resources, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Most loan programs are "first-in-first-out".
- The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is providing grants and resources to various businesses to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the DCEO is surveying businesses to target relief to hardest hit areas. Please fill out this form to help target resources to our area.
- The recently passed CARES act allots money to help small businesses retain employees. The US Chamber of Commerce has put together a guide.
- Food & Beverage businesses and Hospitality businesses, please check out a new grant program that DCEO has developed with ACCION
- Cook County has released a COVID-19 Taxes, Fines and Fees Relief Package. Additionally, Cook County is asking businesses to fill out a survey to help them target aid.
- A program of the Federal Government, the Small Business Administration works to provide assistance to small businesses. One of it’s programs is the Disaster Assistance Program. For additional information, there is a summary and presentation on the program. There are the eligibility criteria.
- The Small Business Administration and the US Chamber of Commerce briefed the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on actions being done with regards to COVID-19. Here are the notes from that presentation.
- The Treasurer of Illinois announced a new program that will is making $250 million available through Illinois banks and credit unions to help small businesses.
- The Illinois Department of Revenue created a web page to provide information and resources to help Illinois taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the Coronavirus.
- The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the Coronavirus.
The Village of Hanover Park recognizes that circumstances arising from COVID-19 have put significant strain on our food establishments, including restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and bakeries. Here are some of the resources/initiatives available to help food establishments.
- The Village of Hanover Park has produced an updated dining guide for residents to see which food establishments are open and how they can interact with them. If you would like to be included, please contact Community and Economic Development at (630) 823-5780 or at CDevelopment@hpil.org.
- Here is a guide to frequently asked questions about new regulations regarding restaurants, including the ban on on-premise consumption.
- The Spoon provides good insight into technology in the food industry.
- The Illinois Liquor Commission has provided guidelines for Liquor delivery. Please see Hanover Park’s emergency order allowing for packaged liquor sales.
- The DuPage County Health Department published guidelines for food facilities. These guidelines are advisable regardless of which county your business is in.
- Consider using a service like GrubHub, UberEats or DoorDash? Village staff would be glad to assist you in signing up.
- The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including use of the Family and Medical Leave Act
- WHO: Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19 (not technically federal)
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- OSHA: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic
If you don’t know which county your businesses is in, please use the Property Search function to the right of your screen or click here.
- State of Illinois main Coronavirus page
- Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
- Here is an additional summary document on some DCEO resources
- IDES Unemployment Insurance information
- Key Illinois Resources
Other Regional Resources:
- Small Business Development Center
- Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
- Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers
- Local Chambers of Commerce
- WorkNet - please note, the office is providing grants even while employees work from home
- IL Manufacturers Association: Survey of ability to produce emergency supplies and other important manufacturer guidance.
- Check out one of the many free or low-cost video conferencing options which allows easy "face to face" communication. Zoom offers unlimited one on one video conferencing for free for two or fewer users. Paid accounts for three or more attendees are available. Uber Conference gives you free 45-minute meetings for up to 10 participants. There are a host of tech tools to meet this need - Skype, GoToMeeting, FaceTime, Facebook Live.
- Send invoices digitally and allow your customers to pay without visiting your store or location. There are many low-cost online invoicing systems which allow you to send invoices and get paid online, for instance Wave Apps or Invoicely.
- The Federal Trade Commission has resources related to COVID-19 scam calls.
- Restaurant technology options can be found under the "Food Retailer Specific Resources" tab.