BACP Updates

City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection // Dec. 17, 2020   Yesterday, the Chicago City Council passed an important piece of legislation expanding regulatory relief for businesses that continue to be impacted by COVID-19. This ordinance extends a number of different measures, outlined below, that were implemented this year in order to support…

COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Continue in Ohio, Local Health Department Vaccination Guidanc

OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION //  December 15, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. VACCINATIONS CONTINUE IN OHIO Seven hospitals in Ohio received their first vaccine shipments today, bringing the total number of vaccine doses delivered to…

Illinois Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Application Deadline is December 15, 2020 

The Illinois Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program, offered by the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), provides economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. We strongly recommend that all interested small businesses apply as soon as possible- the application period for the BIG program will close at 5:00 p.m.…

Pharmacies Add Freezers, Train Staff to Handle Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Retailers are preparing to administer coronavirus shots, but many guidelines remain uncertain By Jaewon Kang, The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2020 Neighborhood grocery stores are aiming to become major providers of Covid-19 vaccinations. Supermarkets are rushing to secure freezers, thermometers and other medical gear for administering shots. They are also training staff and establishing…