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Business and Health Resources Regarding Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

Local, state, and federal government agencies are working to help individuals and businesses get through the coronavirus pandemic. TSPR has accumulated a list of links you might find helpful and informative.

List updated Thursday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m.

BUSINESS

FBI and the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois: Issued a joint statement about COVID-19 fraud.  You can read the statement here.

Federal Government: The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of 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.  More information can be found here.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity: The department is providing emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses.  Details can be found here.

Illinois Department of Employment Security. IDES said it recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. Details can be found here. 

Iowa: The state will provide disaster assistance for small businesses.  More information can be found here.

Iowa Workforce Development. Employees impacted by COVID-19 closures can apply for unemployment benefits online here.  For more information, visit the Iowa Workforce Development website. IWD also has a page for updates and resources about COVID-19. Click here to read it.

(UPDATE March 23): First quarter unemployment tax payments that are due April 30  will be delayed until the end of the 2nd quarter (July 31, 2020).  Eligible employers include those with 50 or fewer employees. Eligible employers also must be in good standing with no delinquencies in quarterly payments. 

Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce.  The organization has a resource page for businesses affected by COVD-19. You can read it here.

Small Business Development Center. Tips on preparing your small business for coronavirus can be found here.  

U.S. Small Business Administration. Information about SBA assistance in response to the coronavirus can be found here.

The SBA is now making loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the coronavirus.  You can learn more and apply here.  The website might be slow during daytime hours due to heavy traffic.

HEALTH

Adams County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Blessing Health System: Click here for the system's information related to coronavirus.  Blessing also has a hotline for answering COVID-19 questions. 217-277-3504.

Brown County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionClick here to visit the CDC’s web page devoted to coronavirus. 

Clark County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Culbertson Memorial Hospital: Click here to read updates from the hospital.

Des Moines County Public Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. An update was issued March 27. You can read it here.

Fort Madison Community Hospital: Click here for the latest visitor restrictions. 

Fulton County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Galesburg Cottage Hospital: Click here for the hospital's website.

Great River Health: Click here for local information about coronavirus. 

Also, Great River Health has established a 24-hour public call center to provide answers to questions about COVID-19 and to direct callers to health system resources. The telephone numbers are 800-871-3313 or 319-768-1009.

Hancock County Health Department’s latest release can be read here

Henderson County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Illinois Department of Public Health. Click here to visit the state agency’s web page devoted to coronavirus. 

Iowa Department of Public Health. Click here to visit the state agency’s web page devoted to coronavirus.  

Knox County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

Knox County Unified Command Dashboard:  Will provide updates based on information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Knox County Health Department, other county health departments, Galesburg Cottage Hospital, and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.  Click here for information.

Lee County Health DepartmentClick here to visit the department’s website. 

Lee County Health Department, UnityPoint Health in Keokuk, and Fort Madison Community Hospital issued a joint statement. You can read it here.  

McDonough County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website.  

McDonough District Hospital:  Click here for updates about COVID-19.

The MDH Convenience Clinic for walk-in patients is temporarily removed from the MDH Family Clinic and into the former Internal Medicine clinic. The new location will remain inside Health Services Building 2, but on the first floor.

Also, McDonough District Hospital has created a Coronavirus Nurse Triage Hotline and a Drive-Thru Screening Station.  Here is a link to details.

Memorial Hospital: The hospital has implemented restrictions on visitors. Click here for details.

Also, the Women & Family Medical Group clinic is temporarily moved to the Memorial Medical Clinic in Carthage. 

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Click here to visit the state agency’s web page devoted to coronavirus.  In addition, the state has launched a telephone hotline staffed by medical professionals for people seeking guidance on the novel coronavirus. The state health department said people can call 877-435-8411 at any time on any day.

OSF Holy Family Medical Center: Click here for information from the medical center.

OSF St. Mary Medical Center: Click here for coronavirus information from the medical center.

Schuyler County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website. 

UnityPoint Health Keokuk: Click here to read the latest visitor restrictions. Click here for other COVID-19 related information from the hospital.

Warren County Health Department. Click here to visit the department’s website.