March 20, 2020
HACC Team,
Due to the unchartered waters, we will have frequent communication which may at times seem contrary to previous statements that are made. This is an evolving situation which none of us have experienced so flexibility will be key. Today Governor Pritzker ordered a “Stay at home” order for the entire state starting at 5 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020 through April 7, 2020. The following is our current plan in response to that order. 
All essential staff will report to the office on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.  The roles that are considered essential are: leadership team, maintenance, property managers and HQS inspector. 
All non-essential staff will need to come to the office on Monday, March 23, 2020 by Noon to pick up their laptop so they can work from home. The roles that are considered non-essential are: HCV, LSS, YB.
Employees will be given a $25 a month stipend for personal use items related to working from home.
You will be contacted regarding expectations of telecommuting and the focus of your work during this time. It is our goal to continue to do business and provide excellent customer service to those that we serve. 
Remember to check ADP for updates.
If you are sick or exhibit the virus symptoms DO NOT COME TO WORK ! Contact Tiffany Gonzalez to report your absence 217-729-0072,
Remember to follow CDC’s guidance on preventing the spread of any virus and reducing the spread of germs. 
Listed below are the recommendations from the CDC for preventing the spread of any virus and reducing the spread of germs.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Remain home until you have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is 3 full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers and other symptoms have improved such as your cough or shortness of breath.)
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear facemask to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV.
  • Facemask should be used by people who show symptoms of 2019 novel coronavirus, in order to protect others from the risk of getting infected.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 To find the most accurate and up to date information please visit the below sites:
 The CDC has detailed information which is continuously updated at:
Or you can review detailed information on the Illinois Department of Health website:

If at any time you have questions regarding the work arrangement, the focus of your work or any other situation, please contact your supervisor and/or Tiffany at 217.729.0072, .
We appreciate your patience. Thank you for being part of the HACC. Let’s all continue to stay safe and take care of each other.


David A. Northern Sr.
Executive Director/CEO