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Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/chicago-covid-contact-tracing-corps.html?fbclid=IwAR2u8aee4RfkqhJGZjy7b4cDL4X_5DLA9guKtXKp0NhGKWvut3C48mXmqM4


City of Chicago Caregiver Assistance:

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Senior Services division operates a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are active and healthy, to those residing in long term care facilities. DFSS provides support services for caregivers, older adults needing housing or legal assistance, and grandparents or older relatives raising children. Below is a list of programs to help support residents.

For more information regarding any of these programs, or to place a referral for services, please contact our Information & Assistance (I&A) office via phone at (312) 744-4016 or email at aging@cityofchicago.org.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/senior/svcs/caregiving_assistanceservices.html?fbclid=IwAR0Ib3Gupss2EFWBQEJjNXONkIodPa-t9qlMh3IzY1c9NQn6EG5A94K3cps


 

Info Shared by Hyde Park Herald: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/streets_san/svcs/street_sweeping2020.html

 


 

 

 

Testing Locations:

 

Click On Link and Search Bar On Map Type Location: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing

Howard Brown Health Mobile
Chicago, IL
Hours:10:00am-4:30pm, 10:00am-3:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday, Saturday
Requirements:Flu-like symptoms or direct contact with a known covid19 positive
COVID Hotline:773-388-1600
Languages Offered: Language Line Availbale for any languange

Mile Square Health Center – South Shore
7037 S. Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
Hours:10:00am-3:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. New or established patients with COVID-19 symptoms
COVID Hotline:866-600-CARE (2273)
Languages Offered: Language line is available in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Mandrin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietanmese, Arabic, and other langauages.
0.52 miles away
TCA Health, Inc.
8425 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60619
Hours:10:00am-1:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
tcahealth.org
1.98 miles away
U Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Hours:
Days of Operation:
Requirements:Testing is available by appointment only.
COVID Hotline:
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
2.29 miles away
Howard Brown Health 55th St.
1525 E. 55th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Hours:10:00am-4:30pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Flu-like symptoms or direct contact with a known covid19 positive
COVID Hotline:773-388-1600
Languages Offered: Language Line Availbale for any languange
2.35 miles away
Chicago Family Health Center
9119 S. Exchange
Chicago, IL 60617
Hours:9:00am – 4:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday – Friday
Requirements:Appointment preferred.
COVID Hotline:773-768-5001
http://chicagofamilyhealth.org/covid-19/
2.61 miles away
Friend Health: Cottage Grove
800 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Hours:
Days of Operation:
Requirements:Appointment required.
COVID Hotline:
https://www.friendfhc.org/covid.html
2.71 miles away
TCA Health, Inc.
1029 E. 130th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Hours:10:00am-1:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
tcahealth.org
7.19 miles away

Walgreen Not Sure Is It a New Location for Test Must Follow Up

 


MAP: Here’s where you can get a COVID-19 test in Chicago area by WGN:

 


Info Shared by The Neighborhood Network Alliance and South Shore Works


 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza


 


Info Shared by Danielle Richards


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Food Pantries Locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.
SSA #42 Feeding South Shore Stimulus Program
In partnership with Special Service Area# 42 (SSA42) and Local Market Foods, Feeding South Shore is a four-week campaign that offers free food and free delivery service to more than 1,000 South Shore residents every Tuesday, starting May 12, 2020 – June 2, 2020.

 

Windsor Park Church Food Pantry
76th & Saginaw
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network:

South Chicago Food Network
Pantries Currently OPEN in our Area:
St. Philip Neri Lady of Peace 2132 S. 72nd St. Chicago, IL on Tuesdays 10:00 AM to
12:00 PM
Trinity Resurrection United Church 9046 S. Mackinaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. Chicago, IL 60617
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
St. Florian SVDP Food Pantry 13115 South Houston Avenue, Chicago, IL, 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 5th Wednesday 9-11 a.m.; 4th Wednesday 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Service Areas: 60633
Lolly’s Food Pantry 9390 S. Kreiter Chicago, IL 60617 on Wednesdays 4:00 PM to
6:00 PM
Gospel Way Covenant Church 8152 S. Saginaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Service Areas: 76th to 87th from Yates to Commercial Ave.
First World Wide Ministries 7945 S. Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays 3:30
PM to 5:30 PM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. on 3rd Fridays
3/20/2020 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Centro Comunitario Juan Diego 8812 S. Commercial Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Fridays
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ Life Church Chicago 8927 S. Houston Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on Saturdays
10AM to 12PM

St. Kevin Food Pantry 10509 S. Torrence Ave Chicago, IL 60617

Pantries Currently CLOSED in our Area:
Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church 2338 E. 99th Street Chicago, IL 60617
Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry 3200 E. 91st Street Chicago, IL 60617
St. Katharine Drexel Parish 9047 S. Harper Ave Chicago, IL 60619
Advocate Trinity’s Healthy Living Farmacy 2320 E. 93rd St Chicago, IL
Pilgrim Baptist Church 3235 E. 91st Street HOT MEALS Chicago, IL 60617
Fresh Moves Mobile Market ALL MOBILE MARKETS CURRENTLY CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/


 


Info Shared ‎Maria Ana‎, 10th Ward FBK


 

Info Shared by Officer Davis 3rd District

 

 


Info Shared by Nextdoor: Breast and Cervical screening
I’m pleased to announce the Illinois Breast Cervical Cancer Program Navigation Services in Chicago Family Health Center. Recognizing that the complexity of the health care system often leaves patients feeling confused, lost, or alienated, the navigator helps patients by guiding them through the various services involved and connecting them with appropriate resources and support. Also, IBCCP Program offers free mammograms and paps test for patients who do not carry medical insurance.
If you have health insurance, we can help with making your appointments and obtaining your results
call Maria (773)364-2359

 


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc

 

 


 

Info Shared by Linda Hudson

 


 

https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/SitePages/NewsArticleDisplay.aspx?NewsID=500

IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before PUA Program Goes Live – PUA Portal to Launch on May 11

ContactRebecca Cisco | 217.524.1219

5/6/20 – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. Workers who believe they may be eligible for new federal benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, must first apply for regular unemployment insurance before applying for benefits under PUA when a new application portal opens on May 11, 2020 via the IDES website.

If claimants receive an eligibility determination of $0, they can then appeal that decision by providing verification of wages earned, or they can submit a claim for PUA benefits. Claimants who have already applied for and been denied regular unemployment benefits can submit a claim through the new PUA portal when it opens. Receiving a denial for regular unemployment benefits is a mandatory first step in determining eligibility for PUA.

Filing for regular unemployment also provides claimants the opportunity to select how they want to receive benefits. Eligible claimants can choose between direct deposit or a debit card onto which their benefits will be loaded. Debit cards can take up to one to two weeks to receive in the mail while direct deposit payments take two to three days once a claimant completes their weekly certification for benefits.

PUA provides 100% federally-funded unemployment benefits for individuals who are unemployed for specified COVID-19-related reasons and are not eligible for the state’s regular unemployment insurance program, the extended benefit (EB) program under Illinois law, or the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC), including independent contractors and sole-proprietors. Up to 39 weeks’ worth of benefits are potentially available under the program for COVID-19-related unemployment claims.

IDES is contracting with Deloitte to implement and maintain the web-based PUA program. While a program of this magnitude would normally take up to a year to design and implement, the department expects the program to launch on Monday, May 11, 2020.

PUA claims will be backdated to the individuals’ first week of unemployment, but no earlier than February 2, 2020, and will continue for as long as the individual remains unemployed as a result of COVID-19, but no later than the week ending December 26, 2020. The program is similar to the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program which provides unemployment benefits in response to local disasters.

Those with questions or in need of assistance with unemployment benefits at this time are encouraged to visit IDES.Illinois.gov.


 

 

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Info Shared by Senator Sims: Illinois has expanded payment relief for student loan borrowers

Extending until May 30th

City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

Dear Partner,

I am reaching out to provide important information regarding the State of Illinois Stay at Home Order. On Thursday, April 23rd, Governor Pritzker announced an extension of the Illinois Stay at Home Order to the end of May. Under this extension, there will be important modifications to the Stay at Home Order that will come into effect on May 1st. These modifications provide increased flexibility for certain businesses and important new guidelines to protect workers and consumers. This email provides an overview of the changes that will become effective May 1st and will last through the month of May. Please note that these rules are subject to change- please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for updates.
1. NEW Requirement to Wear Face Coverings
Effective May 1st, all individuals over the age of two that can medically tolerate face covering will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are:
  • in a public space and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance; or
  • in any indoor public space.
2. NEW Categories of Businesses Considered Essential
The following businesses will be considered essential and may re-open beginning May 1st:
  • Animal Grooming Services
  • Greenhouses, Garden Centers and Nurseries
These businesses will be added to the full list of essential businesses under the previous Stay at Home Order, which can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions tab at www.chicago.gov/coronavirus. All essential businesses must follow the social distancing requirements outlined in number four below.
3. NEW Permissible Activities for Non-Essential Businesses
Beginning May 1st, retail stores that are not designated as essential may re-open to fulfill online or telephone orders. These orders must be completed through pick-up outside of the store or through delivery. All non-essential businesses engaged in minimum basic activities such as these must follow the social distancing requirements outlined in number four below.
4. NEW Requirements for all Businesses to Protect Employees and Consumers
Effective May 1st, all businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible:
  • Provide employees with face coverings
  • Require that employees wear face coverings in circumstances where they are unable to maintain a six-foot distance at all times
  • Where work circumstances require it, provide additional Personal Protective Equipment
  • Evaluate whether employees are able to work from home
This applies to all essential businesses and non-essential businesses that are engaged in minimum basic operations. These requirements are in addition to existing requirements to designate six-foot distances, have hand sanitizer and sanitizing products available, designate separate operating hours for vulnerable populations and post online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility.
5. New Requirements for Retail Businesses to Protect Employees and Consumers
In addition to the requirements outlined in number four above, all retail businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible beginning on May 1st:
  • Cap occupancy at 50 percent of store capacity or occupancy limits
  • Set up store aisles to be one-way where practicable
  • Communicate with customers through in-store signage, public service announcements and advertisements about the social distancing requirements
  • Discontinue use of reusable bags
6. NEW Requirements for Manufacturers to Protect Employees
In addition to the requirements outlined in number four above, all manufacturing businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible beginning on May 1st:
  • Stagger shifts
  • Reduce line speeds
  • Operate only essential lines, while shutting down non-essential lines
  • Ensure that all spaces where employees may gather, including locker rooms and lunchrooms, allow for social distancing
  • Downsize to the extent necessary to allow for social distancing
Please be advised BACP has been and will continue to enforce the Stay at Home Order. Citations for businesses violating the order, including the social distancing requirements, can range up to $10,000 per offense. The modifications in the new Stay at Home Order are essential to building on the lifesaving progress our State has made over the last month. Thank you for your observance of the Order.
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Coronavirus stimulus relief checks won’t have to be repaid, feds say

https://abc7chicago.com/6103573/?fbclid=IwAR2XKujA0BKqtY8BEtjt7LZcXgT2PEA5ippvRabCZ5qdjqybziJGngJdoN0


 

For 24/7 Emotional Support Contact:
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990
or Text TalkWithUs to 66746


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COVID-19 REMOTE SCREENING PLAN

 


 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PRESS RELEASES Treasury, IRS Launch Online Tool to Help Non-Filers Receive Economic Impact Payments https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm971?fbclid=IwAR0cmIORmHc4RhrPqpe5HQTrCumUemlyu4YFox0Aq0M899H7wbKyLRnMk84

 

 


CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE CENTER

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell.

How To Protect Yourself  & What to Do If You Are Sick.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

 

 


Info Shared by Hegewisch Times: Communications Manager IEMA Communications, Illinois Emergency Management AgencyAGENCY
COVID-19 Testing Available
The State of Illinois is proud to announce another Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is open to help screen Illinoisans for COVID-19. These Community Based Testing Sites will be open seven days a week to test individuals with COVID-19 symptoms.
Here’s some important information that you need to know about these facilities.
Who can be tested:
-Healthcare workers *with* symptoms
-Seniors (65+) *with* symptoms
-Patients with underlying conditions *and* experiencing symptoms
-First Responders *with* symptoms
-All other individuals *with* symptoms
Where are the Community Based Testing Sites:
Harwood Heights
Opens: 7:00am
Address: 6959 W. Forest Preserve Road, Chicago IL
Bloomington
Opens: 9:00am
Address: 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington IL
Markham
Opens: 8:00am
Address: 3824 W. 159th Place, Markham IL
Before You Go:
Anyone who will be tested must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the CBTS, you will not be permitted to exit your car.
For the safety of the testing personnel, the drive-thru sites will not be able to accommodate walk-up individuals. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.
You will be asked to show 1) photo identification and 2) healthcare employee or first responder ID/badge.
Due to the demand for this service, we anticipate there could be significant wait times associated with these drive-thru community based testing sites. Please be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or Emergency Department to seek immediate care and instructions.


 

Limited Funds: Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network Alliance

 


 

 

Info Shared by Alderman Michelle A. Harris: Good news! Seniors who receive social security benefits will no longer have to file a ‘simple tax return’ to receive there stimulus check, as the Dept. of Treasury and the IRS have reversed course yet again. Sorry for the confusion!


 

More Resources:

aims to make current sex ed policy more inclusive. The IL Healthy Youth Act removes the stigma and heteronormative language in current sex education policy. It also sets standards for K-12 and includes topics surrounding identity, healthy relationships, etc. https://www.facebook.com/ilhealthyyouthact/?__xts__[0]=68.ARCVGiMS2Qdhj_F67GQ0NI9Fd3SPol_9Rb_gpBq23nJ_6Kxdwpv_ZKALqaQ7ZLt-AB8LOFqhv30dj0jtLthaI8VOwJ7-bOCvs5ulak5-4ZUX_KiUNUlk8U2luMPBPkLFpfBY-XutRMHjjk85uZPrdUj3E6p04Zc6YRBCRFnQNywBI9RCtKe6ZREDLULzqEsU9xrKzEzM1hb05aWPO07CzEOEtnd


 

 

Si usted es residente de Sureste de Chicago o los suburbios del Sur: nuestra clínica legal todavía está abierta y ofreciendo citas por el teléfono. Podemos contestar preguntas acerca de inmigración, trabajo, y vivienda. Sabemos que estamos en tiempos difíciles, pero estamos aquí para conectar a la comunidad con los recursos necesarios. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor llame o mande un mensaje a la coordinadora de horas de oficina al número 414-979-1773. If you are a resident of Southeast Chicago or Southern suburbs: our legal clinic is still open and offering appointments over the phone. We can answer questions about immigration, work, and housing. We know we’re in tough times, but we’re here to connect the community with the necessary resources. If you have any questions, please call or text the office hours coordinator at number 414-979-1773.

 


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers: Cook County Community Recovery Initiative
Cook County has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide economic relief to small businesses, non-profits, community service organizations and independent contractors (1099 workers) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery?fbclid=IwAR2x3ju1mrDLywNVB_7Pzen6nlhDWT9BiU5ZUW7caWO2NksRRcf_hVN9N4k


 

Starting today, you can access our services remotely.
👉Click on the link to request assistance:   http://sc4housing.org/contact-us/?fbclid=IwAR057jgU5Xjdr0xgf_SUO5fEIN9Lws6DkIM8YqdR3cL1b7s6O05vmt11QL0
✅Financial Education
✅Homebuyer Education
✅Mortgage/rental assistance
✅Foreclosure Assistance
✅Assistance paying gas/electric
✅Landlord Services
☎️ North Office: 773-342-7575
☎️Pilsen Office: 312-850-2660
☎️South Chicago Office: 773-933-7575
🙏🏻We are here for you during these difficult times.
Do you have questions? Email us at help@sc4housing.org


 

 

 


 

Info Shared by Faye Y. Patterson, 3rd District CAPS: Free NowPow for Community-Based Organizations: Extending Care During COVID-19-Digital Referrals to Meet the Rising Need, RUSH’S Social Work Helpline (ext 312-563-1245), Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments

 

The South Chicago Neighborhood Network and Advocate Aurora Health are conducting a survey to see how can they better assist you during the pandemic. The survey link is below and is available in Spanish as well.
Also the faith Community Nurse, Lashondria Purnell is available to talk to those in need. Please see flier below for her information.
English: https://advocatehealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HpsPpG2PH9Yre5
Spanish: https://advocatehealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qu155VqES2Cpyl

 

 


 

 

 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:
Free Internet options are available through local partners, such as Comcast and AT&T. The District will be working closely with partners to ensure outreach to communities and households in need. The Mayor recently announced an initiative with Comcast to expand internet access. For more details on the program, families can visit https://www.internetessentials.com/apply?fbclid=IwAR2omS4ctZzYkGg3Cz15U1NKWYEpbV_pX7gdndSGnjExP1cxgdVoJF9tBeM
Additionally, families can visit https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers?fbclid=IwAR3atfjlv_WT-kOqaFs5xb6Ul_ImTdUlrpI8ISQrcSaYWD-6hHj9XVcvSQA

 


Resources to Aid Families During the COVID‑19 Shutdown By:

Info Shared by Southeast Collective Respond Covid-19:  https://www.ctulocal1.org/covid19/resources/?fbclid=IwAR2gEKip-lSQqiRbgp8EfPX1_7W18MHZozk7Saxy2Tsyg59dG4udd8joLYI


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc: Grocery Store Guidelines

https://www.bchealthdepartment.org/news/80/IDPH_Grocery_Store_Guidance.pdf?
fbclid=IwAR3KDtiPDI3X6BL0De5JZ4gTAGpMDsEwrm38vr8JmSZV-XY3_546O7pSMvk

 


 

Do you know a small business in one of the nine neighborhoods below that needs assistance due to COVID-19? The University of Chicago is offering short-term bridge funds to local small businesses impacted by this pandemic. The funds are designed to provide immediate interim relief and help South Side small businesses sustain themselves and support their employees. Grant funds are limited and will be awarded in amounts up to $7,500. Eligible businesses must have a location in either Douglas, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Washington Park, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Greater Grand Crossing, or South Shore. To get complete eligibility criteria and apply, https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/community-support/?fbclid=IwAR1qaoiEeIAdWpMN5T-Zu5UCqqrVPuFcBOY4ra_gNc9Rildic_k5r4rYzr4 For first-round consideration, apply by April 6.


 

President Preckwinkle Unveils Economic Relief Package for Cook County Residents and Businesses
https://www.cookcountyil.gov/news/president-preckwinkle-unveils-economic-relief-package-cook-county-residents-and-businesses

 


 

How is the coronavirus impacting businesses and residents in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood?

Ald. Leslie Hairston represents Chicago’s 5th Ward, which includes much of Hyde Park and Woodlawn, and sections of South Shore.

Starting last week, Hairston has canceled or postponed all ward meetings, and closed her office indefinitely to minimize risk of coronavirus infection to staff and residents.

Hairston joins “Chicago Tonight” to talk about best practices and city policy surrounding COVID-19.

 


Date has been extended:

Info Shared by Maria Stones, Chicago Park District


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.:

How to apply for unemployment benefits if you are out of work during Illinois’ COVID-19 shutdown by Sun-Times

Workers laid off temporarily — and even parents caring for children home from school — can qualify for unemployment benefits under the state’s recently adopted emergency rules.

With applications by state residents for unemployment insurance surging in recent days, the Illinois Department of Employment Security announced emergency rules Monday for who can qualify for benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tens of thousands of workers across Illinois have been temporarily out of work since the outbreak began forcing businesses to close. Last week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants to stop serving dine-in customers, and on Saturday, he issued a stay-at-home order leaving just “essential” businesses in operation.

The result is countless people are now out of work and being forced into the state’s unemployment system. Illinois alone saw more than 64,000 new claims for unemployment benefits from March 16-18.

To handle this massive influx of new applications, IDES announced it recently adopted emergency rules for who qualifies for unemployment insurance.

Unemployment insurance (UI) basics

In normal times, UI provides temporary income via federal funds to Illinois residents who are unemployed but able, available and actively seeking work each week.

The amount residents can receive depends on their usual pay rate with benefits ranging from $51 to $580 per week. Those approved can receive up to 26 weeks of benefits in a 12-month period.

The new emergency rules adopted during the coronavirus pandemic open up UI to a much larger group of workers. This means many people who wouldn’t typically qualify for UI can get benefits during the state of emergency.

Workers temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 can get UI

Illinois residents who are temporarily out of work because their employer has closed due to the coronavirus can qualify for UI if they meet all the other basic requirements.

The state isn’t expecting anyone to go out looking for a new job during a stay-at-home order: as long as applicants are prepared to return to their job as soon as the employer reopens, they’ll be considered to be actively seeking work and will qualify.

Under emergency rules, these workers will not have to register with the employment service.

Workers who quit due to COVID-19 fears cannot get UI

Unlike Illinois residents who are temporarily laid off by their employers’ closure, workers who voluntarily leave their job over concerns of the coronavirus will not be eligible for UI. The agency says “an individual generally has a duty to make a reasonable effort to work with his or her employer to resolve whatever issues have caused the individual to consider quitting.”

Parents who leave work due to a child’s school closure can get UI

With all Illinois schools closed through at least April 7, and Chicago Public schools through April 20, parents who voluntarily leave work to care for their child can qualify for UI because they “could be considered as unemployed through no fault of” their own.

You must still meet all of the other standard requirements, and unlike workers temporarily laid off due to COVID-19, parents who voluntarily leave work must be registered with the employment service.

Anyone who’s already exhausted UI rights will not receive additional benefits

Illinois residents who have already received the full 26 weeks’ worth of benefits within the last 12 months will not be eligible for additional UI under the emergency rules.

Here’s how to apply for UI

You can call the Illinois Department of Economic Services at 800-244-5631 or 866-488-4016 (TTY), but even the governor admits the lines have been very busy so he recommends filing your claim via the IDES website. Do not go in person: As of March 19, IDES offices are closed to the public until further notice.


 

 


 

 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.

 

#eatlocal
#southshore
During these challenging times, the South Shore Chamber would like to encourage you to support local restaurants that have been impacted by COVOD-19.   The state-mandated closures have forced many to cut their hours and even layoff staff.  Let’s come together and “eat local” or show your support however you can.   The restaurants listed below are offering curbside service, carry-out, and delivery service.
Slab Bar-B-Que |1918 E. 71st Street | 773-966-5018 | In House Delivery | UberEats | GrubHub
Surf’s Up | 2236 E. 71st Street | 773-891-5544 | UberEats | Postmates
Gimme Some Sugah Bakery | 2234 E. 71st Street | 773-363-9330 | DoorDash
Ta’ Golazo Mexican Restaurant | 2247 E. 71st Street | 773-675-4457 | DoorDash
South Shore Brew | 7101 S. Yates | 773-437-3906 | DoorDash
Royal Caribbean Jerk | 2134 E. 71st| 773-363-6855 | Uber Eats | GrubHub | DoorDash
Jeffery Sub | 2020 E. 71st Street | 773-288-0202
24 Hour Gyros and Subs | 2058 E. 71st Street | 773-917-1046 | GrubHub
Italian Fiesta | 1919 E. 71st Street | 773-684-2222 | In House Delivery
Taste of Chicago | 1912 E. 71st Street | 773-363-3338 | Uber Eats | Postmates |Slice
Majani Vegan Soul Food | 7167 S. Exchange | 773-359-4019 | GrubHub | Uber Eats
Chef Sarah’s Café | 7201 S. Exchange | 773-359-4637 | Doordash | Postmates
The Quarry | 2423 E. 75th | 312-259-1143
Harold’s Chicken | 7348 S. Stony Island | 773-288-1200 | Ubereats
The Foodie’s Spot |7350 S. Stony Island | 73-420-3948 | Doordash
L&G Restaurant | 2632 E. 75th | 773-374-3098 | Doordash
South Shore BBQ & Jerk | 7114 S YATES BLVD | 773-855-8383
AP Deli |1759 E. 75th Street | 773-288-4931 | Doordash | Ubereats
Wings & Fins | 1751 E. 75th Street | 773-256-0800 | Doordash
Jamaican Tropical Cuisines | 2200 East 79th Street | 773-375-1080 | Doordash
Shark’s Fish and Chicken |1734 East 71st Street | 773-952-7749 | Doordash
J &. J Fish And Chicken | 6814 S. Stony Island | 773-667-6617 | Doordash | Grubhub
Red Rooster Restaurant | 2101 East 71st street | 773-493-7777 | GrubHub | Seamless
Thank you for supporting our local restaurants.

 


 

 

One of Hegewisch Best Restaurants:

Posted by Eddie Luna on Friday, March 27, 2020

Los Cantaritos 13343 s Baltimore ave
773-646-4015 Call and place your order.

Cuaresma/Lent Menu

* Caldo de camarón
* Fajitas de camarón
* Camarones a la diabla
* Camarones al mojo de ajo
* Jumbo shrimp dinner
* Shrimp basket
* Tilapia Dinner
* Tacos de camarón
* Tortitas de camarón con nopales
* Chile Relleno Dinner
* Capirotada
*shrimp basket sandwich meal



ABOUT THE ILLINOIS COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND


 

Info Shared by Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast

 


 

City of Chicago Prepares for Closure of all K-12 Schools, as Mandated by the State of Illinois


Following Governor Pritzker’s mandate, all schools in the City and the State will be closed from March 17 until March 31 due to COVID-1

https://www.cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/PR1_03_13_2020.aspx


 

Watch Live: Coronavirus Briefing from Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker holds a press briefing on Thursday, April 2, 2020, to update the public on the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois. Get full coverage on COVID-19 from WTTW News.

https://news.wttw.com/chicago-tonight-live-stream-special-report

 


 

Info Shared by Martha Vasuez-Weber, Eastside Chamber:

SBA PROVIDING $10,000 EMERGENCY DISASTER GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Mar 30, 2020

SBA providing $10,000 emergency disaster grant for small business
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government, through the Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing small businesses, sole proprietorships, and independent contractors a loan of up to $2 million, and a grant of up to $10,000, which may not have to be repaid, even if the loan application is denied.

Their website states:

SBA is collecting the requested information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities listed in this application that are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The information will be used in determining whether the applicant is eligible for an economic injury loan. If you do not submit all the information requested, your loan cannot be fully processed.

The Applicant understands that the SBA is relying upon the self-certifications contained in this application to verify that the Applicant is an eligible entity to receive the advance, and that the Applicant is providing this self-certification under penalty of perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746 for verification purposes.

The estimated time for completing this entire application is two hours and ten minutes, although you may not need to complete all parts. You are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB approval number.

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and the $10,000 grant should be paid within three days of an application.

Many of our small business owners and independent contracts in Little Falls are struggling right now, so please spread the word so that they may take advantage of this stimulus offer as soon as possible.

The streamlined application process can be found at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/


 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay. For more information please visit the FTC website.

  • Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
  • Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
  • Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

 

 

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell:


 

 

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: On Monday April 13th, CPS will start remote learning for Pre-K–12 as part of their response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Each family should of already been notified by their child’s school of their plans of being in alignment with new guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education. Remote learning will remain in place until schools reopen.
Students will be offered both digital and non-digital learning options (packets can be picked up at food distributing locations for CPS), as well as dedicated “office hours,” where students and families can receive support from teachers via Google Meet, phone, or email.
While students are expected to complete assignments and schools are able to grade work, grades will be counted only if they improve a student’s grade and will not negatively impact any student’s academic standing. Students who do not engage in academic work can be issued an incomplete and will be expected to make up incomplete assignments following the remote learning period.
Sites for Refernce:
https://cps.edu/Pages/EnrichmentLearningResources.aspx#
https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/Remote-Learning-Guidance-for-Parents.pdf

 


Pritzker Announces Schools Closed For In-Person Learning For Rest of Academic Year by WTTW Press Conference

New statewide totals: 27,575 cases, 1,134 deaths

Pritzker said Illinois will receive about $569 million in federal funding for pre-K through 12th-grade schools from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of that funding, some dollars will go directly to schools, Pritzker said, while the rest will be distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education based on the needs of school districts.

That funding will be used to help equip students with technological devices and internet access, support teachers in developing lesson plans and assist schools in providing meals to students and families. Click Link Below To View More detail info: https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/17/pritzker-announces-schools-closed-person-learning-rest-academic-year

 


Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc:
The UChicago Financial Education Initiative is piloting a free program for financial wellness available to employees of small businesses. The course takes 5-6 hours and covers multiple content areas in personal finance, including saving, borrowing, earning, investing, and risk management. All we ask in exchange is that participants give us feedback (online, within the course) so that we can improve our work.
About the Course
The Adult Financial Wellness course was developed by university experts in financial education at the UChicago Financial Education Initiative. The course is fully online, individual, and self-paced. It contains six 1-hour modules on the topics of saving, borrowing, earning, investing, risk management, and general financial decision-making. Learners can stop and start these modules at any time. It provides a broad base of knowledge that will help employees better understand how to make financial decisions.
Rationale for the Course
We know that financial outcomes are not solely a result of financial literacy. But financial literacy can help–and we believe employers can be huge drivers of positive change for their employees by providing financial education.
Consider the following:
A large portion of the U.S. adult population struggles financially, from lack of retirement savings to student debt to basic financial insecurity.
Employees lose up to 20 hours of productivity each month due to financial stress.
1 in 3 employees report that financial problems have been a distraction at work.
Reducing financial stress through financial education can lead to higher utilization of 401(K) and retirement readiness.
Next Steps:
Pass this opportunity along to small businesses in your network.
If you are interested in having your employees pilot our course, please sign up (or have interested employees sign up) here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8bzIAMlKkTr-UsYrTg4HJpVz_K4m24BPGk6SpvXs6iDnI2g/viewform

 

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