Dear Chamber Members and Business Owners,


In the past week, there have been several major developments in our State's Coronavirus response plan. Below you'll find links to important information and resources for businesses:


Governor Pritzker Announces “Restore Illinois” Plan

Yesterday, Governor Pritzker released a multi-phase plan called “Restore Illinois,” that provides guidelines and milestones for reopening our state. The state has been divided into 10 regions, and each region will move through the phases of the plan based on outbreak data. Click here to read the full plan.


COVID-19 Testing Available

Testing for Coronavirus is now available for both those with symptoms and those without. If you need to find a testing location, you can search and find one HERE.


New CDC Guidance On Reopening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday released new reopening guidance universally applicable to the broad U.S. population, including businesses. The CDC webpage and its accompanying printout documents provide general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices. This new guidance underscores the importance of the development, maintenance and constant reevaluation of cleaning and disinfection plans for businesses, workplaces, and facilities.


Local Response Information and Resources

For the latest Coronavirus updates and information, visit This page contains resources for residents, seniors, and businesses, and is updated daily with news from agencies around the region and state.


Thank you for all you're doing to protect your staff, customers, and the entirety of our community during these unprecedented times. Because of your commitment to health and safety, Blue Island is showing signs of flattening the curve of the spread of this virus, bringing us another step closer to reopening our local economy.


Thank you, stay safe, and be well,


Sara Brown

Blue Island Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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