COVID 19 UPDATE
CURRENT CASES IN THE U.S. UPDATED DAILY BY THE CDC – CLICK HERE
CURRENT CASES BY ZIP CODE FROM WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPT – CLICK HERE
State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website – The state has launched a website dedicated to COVID-19 that includes a wide variety of resources. The site also has information on programs for financial assistance for small businesses.
Advantage Illinois Loan Program – Offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). This program is offered at the state level for funding and has a rolling application process. More info here.
Childcare for Essential Workers – From the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. This page contains information and resources on emergency child care for: child care providers; essential workers; and volunteers who want to offer support. Info can be found here.
Disaster Loan Assistance from the SBA – Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Retailers. Info from the SBA can be found here.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program – This program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they may be currently experiencing. Borrowers can request an emergency advance of $10,000 within 3 days of submitting the application, and do not have to repay the advance should they be denied a loan. More info here.
Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. More info here.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program – A little financial support can go a long way, so Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. More info here.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – This provides 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment, like independent contractors and sole-proprietors. More information for Governor Pritzker’s Office can be found here.
Paycheck Protection Program – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide $349 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program to small businesses and non-profits. Portions of these loans will be forgiven to the extent that recipients maintain their existing workforce or rehire. Loans can be in amounts up to $10 million, and interest rates are maxed at 4% for portions of the loan that do not qualify for loan forgiveness. More info here.
Small Business Administration 3-Step Disaster Loan Process Sheet can be found here.
Unemployment Resources – For information regarding benefits related to unemployment, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has a helpful information page. All unemployment claims should be filed online here.
Mokena Strong – Mokena Strong is a volunteer driven organization with a mission to help residents in the community as they navigate this challenging time. Volunteers will do grocery shopping/delivery, pharmacy pick ups, help with technology, etc. If you have another need, just ask! More info can be found at www.mokenastrong.org
UPDATES FROM OUR MEMBERS:
Ace Hardware Mokena – Ace will remain OPEN but with shortened store hours. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week.
Berkot’s Super Foods – From 7 to 8 a.m. everyday, seniors & immune compromised customers will be allowed to shop our stores before we open to the general public. Stores will be freshly cleaned and will allow them to shop without the large crowds. Berkot’s is also in need of volunteers to sew protective masks for their employees. More info can be found on their Facebook page here.
Clarendale of Mokena – If you have access to or have additional gloves, masks, gowns, or N-95 masks, Clarendale is accepting donations. While trying to keep their residents and staff safe, these items are becoming harder to receive. Items can be dropped off at the front door of Clarendale located at 21536 Wolf Road, Mokena.
image360 Mokena – FREE 2ft x 5ft banner for restaurants to place outside of your business to let customers know you are open for takeout and/or delivery. More info here.
McAlister’s Deli – McAlister’s has been providing meals to the Silver Cross ER and ICU. Their individual boxed lunch is a safe and convenient option for healthcare workers as its contents are labeled, and includes a full meal of a sandwich, chips and cookie. If your business is interested in donating meals, please contact Denise Burks, Director of Catering and Marketing at 630-886-2249. Their full catering website can be found here.
Mokena Community Park District – The Mokena Community Park District will be closed through April 7. ALL facilities (INCLUDING PLAYGROUNDS), programs, leagues, classes, rentals will be closed/cancelled during this time. Walking trails remain OPEN but please keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others on the trail. Visit their website for more information.
Mokena Community Public Library – In the interest of putting the safety of our community first, the library will remain closed until further notice. The Little Free Library located in front of the Mokena Chamber office at 11104 Front Street, Mokena will remain fully stocked with books. Take a book or leave a book! Complete Details
Mokena Fire Protection District – Mokena Fire is asking for assistance during this pandemic, to protect their Paramedics and patients. They are seeking donations of N95 masks, home-made masks, medical gowns, goggles, etc. Please contact MFPD with questions and donations, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 708-479-5371.
Patch.com – Let People Know You’re Open For Business. Your neighbors and local customers want to support you during these uncertain times, but they can only shop with you if they know you’re open. Does your grocery store have in-demand items in stock? Is your restaurant still delivering meals around town? Fill out the Mokena Small Business Open or Closed List here.
Restaurant & Bar mandatory closures: A message regarding IL’s mandatory closing of dine-in services for bars and restaurants…Now more than ever, let’s circle the wagons and support our member businesses by utilizing their delivery/carry-out services. You can view a complete list of restaurants in the Village of Mokena here.
Visit CDC Website for complete details of the COVID 19 Virus