Illinois COVID-19 Links and Information
Your ISFA board has been working to gather information and resources for our members to share with you. While we may not be able support our members in person, we’re working to do all we can to support you virtually.
We know this is an incredibly difficult time for your businesses, as well as your personal lives. Brighter days are ahead and in the meantime, let’s do all we can to support each other.
See below the links and resources we’ve gathered to share with you:
State of Illinois Resources
Stay at Home Guidelines and Executive Order:
State of Illinois Coronavirus Response: https://coronavirus.
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Small Business: https://www2.illinois.gov/
dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/ Coronavirus-Disease-2019-( COVID-19)-Information-for- Small-Business.aspx
If you’re looking for additional clarification on the non-essential business classification, consult the Illinois Department of Commerce site at https://www2.illinois.gov/
dceo/Documents/Essential% 20Business%20FAQ.pdf. SAF has sample letters on their resource page of what could be sent under State Resources. We’ve sent a letter for clarification on behalf of the association.
Relief Programs for Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering several federal relief options, which are summarized below. Small businesses may apply for all programs as long as the funds do not pay for the same expenses. Please check these sites on a regular basis as things seem to be changing on a daily basis.
Link to SBA: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
coronavirus-covid-19-small- business-guidance-loan- resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance Link: https://covid19relief.
Paycheck Protection Program Link: https://www.sba.gov/
funding-programs/loans/ paycheck-protection-program- ppp
State Unemployment Agency Link: https://www2.illinois.gov/
ides/individuals/ UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/ default.aspx
Floral Industry Links and Resources
Society of American Florists COVID-19 Updates: https://safnow.org/covid-19-
Public Education Campaign from Mayesh Wholesale: https://blog.mayesh.com/
University of Illinois Extension COVID-19 Resources: https://extension.illinois.
OASIS Floral Products Idea Weekly Blog: https://oasisfloralproducts.