COVID-19 Updates List

Update 3/31/20

Establishment of new rules for child care centers and homes operating during the emergency.

Update 3/30/20

  • Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Passed March 27

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act 

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Announcement

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced help for consumers struggling to make payments on their debts due to the COVID-19 crisis and guidance for its regulated financial sectors.

IDFPR press release with links for resources and services.

Update 3/30/20

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced help for consumers struggling to make payments on their debts due to the COVID-19 crisis and guidance for its regulated financial sectors.

IDFPR press release with links for resources and services.

Update 3/27/20

Update 3/26/20

FAQ Executive Order 2020-10 updated March 26, 2020 Illinois Municipal League revised Frequently Asked Questions for Governor’s Executive Order 2020-10 (Stay at Home Order).

Update 3/25/20

Village Board Launches COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Program - Partnering to Keep the Lights On

At the March 25 meeting, Mayor Yukich and the Village Board of Trustees proactively approved COVID-19 financial assistance for small businesses to Keep the Lights On. The program provides financial assistance to eligible independently-owned businesses in Homer Glen. Up to a $10,000 line of credit is available with loans offered at zero percent (0%) interest. Click on the link below for the program details and application form. Eligible businesses can apply now.

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Program Application

Update 3/24/2020

  • Daily COVID-19 Q&A from the Governor’s Office.
  • Information and Resources on Emergency Child Care for child care providers; essential workers; and volunteers who want to offer support.
  • Illinois Commerce Commission actions related to COVID-19.
  • The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is available to answer regarding whether a business is considered essential or if it must comply with the “Stay at Home” Order and has issued guidance on Essential Businesses & Operations. Contact DCEO’s helpline by phone at (800) 252-2923 to leave a message or by email at CEO.support@illinois.gov. This flowchart developed by DCEO is helpful to determine if a business is essential or non-essential. 
  • Volunteer Opportunities information for how to volunteer, community organizations to submit needs, and how to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
  • If you have a business in your community that would like to donate any PPE supplies they are not using they can email the State at ppe.donations@illinois.gov.
  • the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) has put out a call for Illinois companies to help produce and supply critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is currently in short supply. This includes N-95 masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators, sanitizer, etc. The IMA has created a COVID-19 section of their website, https://ima-net.org/covid-19/, which contains a survey to identify companies who may be able to produce, donate or otherwise provide these products. Please see the “Illinois Request for Essential Supplies” section on the left side of the page. Please also see https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/serve/Disaster/Pages/COVID-19-PPE-Donations.aspx for additional information.

Update 3/23/2020

  • Village Parks and Playgrounds are CLOSED.  Please observe social distancing practices when using trails, sidewalks, and/or open spaces.
  • The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. IRS information and Key Takeaways.

Update 3/21/2020:

Executive Order 2020-10 to stay at home in effect starting at 5:00 p.m. Frequently Asked Questions

Update 3/20/2020:

  • Media Release 
    A message from Mayor Yukich and the Village Board of Trustees regarding Village Hall closure; Village website and social media posts; Village Board meetings; and small business assistance program.
  • Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you.

Update 3/19/2020:

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and for the safety of the general public and Village staff, the Village of Homer Glen is encouraging patrons to conduct Village business online or over the telephone. To limit face-to-face interactions, effective Thursday, March 19, services provided at Village Hall will only be available via email, online, fax and/or by telephone until further notice.

Update 3/18/2020: 

Due to the current State and Federal emergency mandates imposed on our local restaurants, Mayor Yukich, as the Liquor Commissioner, has enacted the following changes to the Village’s liquor license requirements.

The Village will be allowing restaurants with a Classes “A”, “B” and “F” liquor licenses to sell sealed beer and wine along with carry-out food orders. Prior to offering this service, all local businesses should contact the State of Illinois and their dram insurance providers, to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable state laws and insurance policies. Please note this only applies to the sale of beer and wine and must be offered along with food services. Additionally, this will be only allowed during the Governor’s mandated closure requirements.” If you have any questions please call Village Hall.

Update 3/17/2020: 

Governor JB Pritzker held a conference call with local governments statewide this afternoon. The Governor clarified his Executive Order that all non-essential businesses must limit attendees or visitors to 50 people, or close. This applies to event spaces, banquet halls, bowling alleys, fitness centers, gyms and theaters as well as restaurants and bars. Grocery stores, hospitals, gas stations, banks, shelters and pharmacies are not affected.