COVID-19 Resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our downtown businesses have been making adjustments to their regular business operations, including reduced hours, by appointment only shopping, offering curbside pickup and delivery of product and other creative options to keep you, and their staff, healthy and safe during this health crisis.  Please continue to show your support to the small businesses, our friends and neighbors, who provide so much to our community.  Visit our EXPLORE DOWNTOWN links for all the latest updates from individual businesses.

Information will continued to be updated as best we are able, but please check with the individual businesses for the latest.

Updates:

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18, 2021, Region 1, of which Whiteside County and Sterling are a part, are being returned to TIER 1 resurgence mitigations.  Details are available at the link below.

REGION ONE COVID-10 METRICS – data updated daily

TIER 1 RESURGENCE MITIGATION GUIDELINES – Effective JANUARY 18, 2021

Restore Illinois – MITIGATION PLAN

ILLINOIS DCEO PHASE 4 GUIDELINES

Reopening Plans:

Restore Illinois Plan

TIER 2 RESURGENCE MITIGATION GUIDELINES 

TIER 3 RESURGENCE MITIGATION GUIDELINES

Main Street Forward – Community & Industry guidance & best practices

US Chamber – Reopening Business Digital Resources Center

Additional links for COVID-19 information:

Whiteside County Emergency Management

Whiteside County Health Department Website   (Facebook)

CGH Medical Center Website (Facebook)

CGH Medical Center Local COVID Information

Sterling Public Schools COVID-19 Data

Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

State of Illinois COVID-19 Information

Stay at Home FAQ

Essential Businesses FAQ

Small Business Assistance Resources:

LOCAL:

Revolving Loan Fund for Sterling Small Businesses

STATE:

State of Illinois Resources Summary

IL DCEO Small Business Assistance

Unemployment Assistance

Essential Businesses FAQ

FEDERAL:

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

Area Small Businesses are strongly encouraged to reach out to their LOCAL LENDER, the Small Business Development Center at Sauk Valley Community College and their accountant to discuss which assistance program(s) are best for their business’s needs.

Follow Sterling Main Street on Facebook for links being shared frequently to other resources.