We received some additional guidance from the City of Chicago that we thought might be helpful as you assess your business operations during this time. See below.
As a reminder, theMART continues to be open for business, but all access needs to go through the river drive, south entrance.
FURTHER GUIDANCE FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO: In conjunction with the statewide order issued by Governor Pritzker for Illinois Residents to stay at home, the City of Chicago has put together the following:
Please read the FAQ for a full list of essential businesses. Non-Essential businesses can maintain minimum basic activities to preserve the value and condition of the business’s inventory, equipment and location, to maintain security and to process payroll and employee benefits. Additionally, the business can take the minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences. The City encourages everyone to read the Executive Order and visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus or more information.
To help support businesses in this time of need, last week Mayor Lightfoot announced the details of her relief package, headlined by a $100 million loan fund, to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.These measures are intended to provide much-needed local cash flow and stopgap relief for small businesses as we await federal support that will be necessary for businesses affected by this crisis. Please know that your City is working hard to put the necessary emergency measures in place to support all small businesses during this unprecedented time.
If you have any questions about theMART or its events, please email us at [email protected].
Additionally, please continue to monitor these agencies’ websites for the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus: