COVID-19: Information for Businesses and Employers
To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed this business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.
Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.
See an overview of the Phase 4 changes (PDF) here.
July 15, 2020—The State of Illinois released a new mitigation plan: Actions to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 (PDF). The plan focuses on combating a resurgence of cases while maintaining the progress the state has made towards bending the curve over the last four months.
If there is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case identified at your agency or business, please contact the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology (CDE) program at (630) 221-7553 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or (630) 682-7400 after hours for consultation and next steps.
COVID-19 Business Team (CBT)
The CBT provides DuPage County businesses with guidance on topics such as:
- Protecting employees and clients from spreading disease during the pandemic;
- Ensuring proper cleaning and disinfection with EPA-approved products;
- Providing the current best practices on safe operations; and
- Specific information and resources a business may need to operate safely.
If you are looking for information on how to keep your vital business running safely please email [email protected] or call (630) 221-7927.
This toolkit is designed for employers of essential workers. It will help your organization educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.
Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Protect DuPage: COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Outreach Resources Toolkit (PDF)
Information for businesses to share with employees about the importance of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Also available in Spanish (PDF).
|COVID-19 Letter to Businesses (PDF), September 11, 2020 |
This communication outlines the current level of COVID-19 activity in DuPage County and provides updates on several new tools the state has implemented to help prevent transmission of COVID-19.
|Guide to Reopening a Business (PDF), May 29, 2020|
|COVID-19 Health Screening Form for Employees (PDF), April 29, 2020|
|COVID-19 Businesses and Employers Fact Sheet March 24, 2020 (PDF)|
|Absenteeism Reporting System Tool for Businesses and Employers (PDF), March 20, 2020|
DCHD Food Facility Guidance
|Guide to Reopening a Food Service Facility (PDF), May 29, 2020|
Stay Safe Signage Toolkit
This Stay Safe Signage Toolkit (PDF) contains signage to help you continue to promote safe practices for your business.
Businesses are encouraged to download the artwork and collaborate with a vendor of their choosing to print an assortment of flyers, posters, window clings, and floor decals that meet their needs.
Choose DuPage Resources
Choose DuPage is committed to assisting and connecting businesses in DuPage County with the resources they need during this time. For a list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19, click here.
|Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Businesses, April 30, 2020|
|Guidance for Grocery Stores Fact Sheet (PDF), April 2, 2020|
State of Illinois Guidance
|Restore Illinois Phase 4 Recovery – FAQs For Businesses (PDF), September 25, 2020|
|FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings (PDF), May 11, 2020|
Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hub (2/1/2021)
Effective as of 2/1/2021: The CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. This includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances. Individuals are also required to wear masks while at transportation hubs or any other locations where people board public transportation in the United States and U.S. territories. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html