by / Thursday, 19 March 2020 / Published in Press Releases

November 17, 2020- Based on the Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations to help decrease the positivity rate and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation & Visitors Bureau will be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will monitor voicemail and email messages throughout the closure.


Below are some links to help you find information that can help you during this time:


DGEDC Update from Michael Cassa

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders:

Tier 3 Mitigation plan (Effective November 20)

Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations (Effective November 11)

Resurgence Mitigations (Effective October 23)

Actions to Combat Resurgence of COVID-19

Restore Illinois: Phase 4 Guidelines

Restore Illinois: Phase 3 Guideline for Reopening Business

Governor Pritzker Announces Plan to Reopen Illinois

State of Illinois

Back to Business Illinois

DCEO COVID-19 Resources for Business

State of Illinois COVID-19 Response

Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 page

Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Local Government:

Village of Downers Grove

COVID-19 Local Economy Task Force

DuPage County

workNet DuPage


Small Business Administration:

Economic Disaster Loan Program
Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Updates

Small Business Development Center

Free Assistance from the SBDC

Federal Stimulus

Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

CDC and WHO:
CDC Guidance on Group Gatherings
CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
CDC: COVID-19 Information for Travelers
WHO: Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19

IRS Tax Relief


Restaurant Resources:

Restaurant & Bar Establishment Safety Guideline updated 8/25/2020

Village of Downers Grove Rules for Outdoor Dining:

Outdoor dining on private property

Downtown outdoor dining

 Application for winter outdoor dining


IL Restaurant Assn

Illinois Restaurant Association Employee Relief Grants



ComEd Small Business Assistance Program