Hi LSRCC members and local businesses,

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted significant policy changes at all levels. We're here to catch you up and support business in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.  Please see our COVID-19 Business Resources  website for a comprehensive list of resources to aid your business during this time.
City Releases Industry-Specific Guidance on Early June Phase 3 Reopening

The city has published industry-specific guidance to help businesses included in phase 3 to prepare a future reopening date announcement. We'll be digesting this information to provide more specific suggestions and guidance to our local businesses in the future. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has provided the following information:  
 
Industry-specific guidelines include details such as how businesses can engage in healthy interactions between workers and customers, how to maintain safe working spaces and conditions, and how to design and monitor workplace operations to create flexibility and maintain safety for employees and customers. The guidelines are aligned with the State-issued guidelines, with specificity included for Chicago's context.

Guidelines for the following industries, which will open the earliest in phase 3 in Chicago, can be found at www.chicago.gov/reopening :

  • Education & Childcare
  • Buildings & Real Estate
  • Food Service
  • Accommodations & Tourism
  • Retail
  • B2B
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
Also, as the city prepares to enter the next phase of reopening, organizations will need access to personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect workers from contracting or spreading COVID-19.

To support a safe and efficient reopening, the City of Chicago is excited to launch the  Chicago PPE Market . This online platform was developed by local startup Rheaply with the partnership and support of World Business Chicago.

Buyer registration is now open. Register for the Chicago PPE Market  and then check your email for a link to access the online platform. The PPE Market provides Chicago's small businesses, community-based organizations, and not-for-profits with transparent pricing and direct access to local PPE suppliers. Organizations can purchase PPE in three steps:

  • Browse available listings for reusable face coverings, hand sanitizer, and protective shields
  • Request to purchase specific PPE based on your desired quantity and the advertised price
  • Communicate directly with the supplier through the in-platform messaging feature to agree on payment and pick-up or delivery details

For more information, visit www.chicago.gov/reopening .

Local PPE Resources

 
The city's guidelines will require businesses to invest in personal protective equipment
(PPE) such as masks, hand sanitizer, latex gloves, plexiglass barriers, etc. 
 
Local business member KOVAL is offering local small businesses discounted hand sanitizer the following special member pricing with code LSCC
 
Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Special Membership Price  
 
1-3gal =  $42.50 (2.50 off)
4-19gal =   $39.00 ($3.00 off)
20-59gal =  $37.00 ($2.00 off)
60+ gal =    $35.00 (2.00 off)  

City of Chicago has also collected local PPE suppliers in the  Chicago PPE Market . This online platform was developed by local startup Rheaply with the partnership and support of World Business Chicago.

Buyer registration is now open. Register for the Chicago PPE Market  and then check your email for a link to access the online platform. The PPE Market provides Chicago's small businesses, community-based organizations, and not-for-profits with transparent pricing and direct access to local PPE suppliers. Organizations can purchase PPE in three steps:

  • Browse available listings for reusable face coverings, hand sanitizer, and protective shields
  • Request to purchase specific PPE based on your desired quantity and the advertised price
  • Communicate directly with the supplier through the in-platform messaging feature to agree on payment and pick-up or delivery details

For more information, visit www.chicago.gov/reopening .

 
 
We're available and invested in your success. For further questions or individualized assistance, please email Jerry Mandujano, Neighborhood Services Director, at  jerry@lincolnsquare.org
 
 
Thank you! 
 
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