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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for  Opening America Up Again
CDC/EPA guidance for cleaning and disinfecting
CDC Cleaning and disinfecting decision tool


Workplace Safety
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
COVID-19 Guidance for the Manufacturing Industry Workforce
COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce
Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19): OSHA Alert
OSHA-Additional COVID-19 Resources
OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers during a Pandemic

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)

Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources
Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Poster)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Final Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (DOL Regulations governing implementation of the FFCRA
Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-1: Temporary Non-Enforcement Period Applicable to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Internal Revenue Service (Employer Credits Due to COVID-19)

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs
Form 7200 and Instructions
Effective Date for Employment Tax Credits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (IRS Notice 2020-21)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Paycheck Protection Program
Department of the Treasury

Overview of the program
PPP Borrower Fact Sheet
Sample Application
Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Sample Application Form
Paycheck Protection Program – Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule – Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans (Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors)
Frequently Asked Questions for Lenders and Borrowers
Find An Eligible Lender
How to Calculate Loan Amounts
Interim Final Rule on Additional Criterion for Seasonal Employers (4/28/2020)
Frequently Asked Questions (5/13/2020)
Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness
Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities
Borrower Application Form (revised 6/11/2020)
Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions (revised 6/16/2020)
Loan Forgiveness Application (revised 6/16/2020)
Interim Final Rule on Revisions to First Interim Final Rule (originally posted 6/11/2020)
Interim Final Rule on Additional Revisions to First Interim Final Rule  (originally posted 6/12/2020)
Interim Final Rule on Revisions to the Third and Sixth Interim Final Rules (6/17/2020)
SBA Procedural Notice RE: PPP Loans and Changes of Control or Ownership

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

Applying for an EIDL
Disaster Loan Assistance (Disclosure and Application)

Employee Retention Credit
Department of the Treasury

Employee Retention Credit Fact Sheet

Internal Revenue Service (CARES Act Employee Retention Credit)

FAQs: Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act
Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19
Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19

Rebates/Economic Impact Payments
Internal Revenue Service

Economic impact payments: What you need to know
Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Unemployment Compensation Resources

State-by-state Listing of Unemployment Resources
State-by-state summary of weekly unemployment benefits (without CARES)

Federal Foreclosure & Eviction Actions

Fannie Mae COVID-19 Relief Options
Freddie Mac COVID-19 Response

Homeowners’ Relief
Relief for Landlords and Renters


State of Illinois

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response


Stay At Home FAQs
Unemployment FAQs

Resources for Business

Illinois Department of Commerce
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

Emergency Amendment Regarding COVID-19

Resources for Individuals

IDES: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus Executive Orders

Stay-at-home Order
Stay-at-home Order Extension
Stay-at-Home (4/30/2020)
Notary and Witness Guidelines

City of Chicago

Stay-at-home Order
City of Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

SBA Issues New Forms, Guidance to Implement the Flexibility Act

In early June 2020, Congress adopted and the President signed the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) Flexibility Act of 2020 (“Flexibility Act”), which was designed to ease some of the strictures and address some of the confusion arising from the PPP. In particular, the Flexibility Act expanded the Covered Period for loan forgiveness from eight weeks […]

Congress Adopts PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, Easing Loan Terms

Since the passage of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, and the introduction of the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) on April 3, 2020, almost four and a half million businesses, non-profit organizations, and self-employed individuals have received PPP loans totaling some $510 billion. The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) worked […]

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule on PPP Loan Forgiveness

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration began outlining the process for obtaining forgiveness of loans issued pursuant to the Payroll Protection Program, when it issued SBA Form 3508, entitled “Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application” (“Forgiveness Application”). The 11-page document sets forth write papers information and documentation required to obtain loan forgiveness, […]

SBA Releases Loan Forgiveness Application, Provides Guidance for Forgiveness

After Congress’s adoption of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, including the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) on March 27, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (“Final Rule”) that governed the implementation of the CARES Act. Since then, the SBA has supplemented […]

CARES Act: New SBA Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Certification

Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a key avenue for economic relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Small businesses quickly drew down the $350 billion free grammar checker that Congress set aside for the program, and Congress is in the process of authorizing an additional $310 billion for […]

CARES Act – Tax Relief for Businesses

In the recently-adopted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress and the President put in place a program designed to introduce cash into the economy and provided greater liquidity for businesses. For many small and mid-sized businesses, the CARES Act provides a direct infusion of capital through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The […]

CARES Act: SBA Regulatory Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program

The linchpin of the recently-adopted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—a program designed to rapidly infuse cash into the U.S. economy through forgivable Small Business Administration (SBA) loans targeted to paying employee expenses. The CARES Act was only adopted on March 27, 2020, and the Department of […]

FFCRA: Temporary Rule Governing Implementation of Coronavirus Relief Act

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor posted a Temporary Rule issuing regulations pursuant to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”), both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Both the new law and rules are effective as of April 1, 2020.

CARES Act: SBA Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program

Under the recently-passed CARES Act, the Federal government created several new programs to protect and bolster the United States economy from the fallout resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the most important of those programs to businesses is the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), because it provides loans, which can be completely forgiven, to eligible small businesses throughout the United States. The PPP also applies to other entities, including charities.

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