COVID-19 Resources

Federal and state government entities and nonprofits are working together to control the spread of the coronavirus and to support the businesses and individuals impacted by the virus and/or the protective measures being taken. 

Local/State/Regional COVID-19 Resources

The City of Jacksonville continues to monitor the Coronavirus daily and is committed to providing up-to-date information to keep its residents information. Access resources and announcements here.

The Morgan County Health Department is sharing current recommendations, news and statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health on its website.

Memorial Health System is offering free MemorialNow virtual care to the Central Illinoisans during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can access the virtual healthcare service by downloading the MemorialNow app here.

Jacksonville School District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for district students and families. The document will be updated as needed and can be accessed here.

The State of Illinois launched a new website to provide timely and accurate COVID-19 information to the public. This site centralizes the breaking updates from state government, as well as prevention and preparation tips, FAQs and resources from public health experts.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. Find out more here.

Governor Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants to close as of 9 p.m. on March 23. The Illinois Restaurant Association has been compiling resources and information here. Their resources include a presentation for employers preparing for and dealing with COVID-19 which can be found here. 

National Resources

Resources for Businesses

Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
  • Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
  • Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail

Federal COVID-19 Resources

Health and Safety

Travel and Transportation

Money and Taxes


International Cooperation


  • OSHA COVID-19 Resources
  • Some states are extending unemployment benefits to those quarantined or laid off due to COVID-19.