The Healthy Business Alliance is dedicated to providing information and resources to individuals, organizations, and businesses crafted to further public health and economic vitality for Kankakee County in a Covid-19 environment. We encourage businesses, churches, organizations and all residents to utilize the materials on these pages. It is our hope to have widespread community support to help spread the word about our shared best practices, deploying tools and resources that help minimize the impact of Covid-19 in the every-day life of Kankakee County residents.
Our mission is to support the integration of these best practices into the framework of our business community for today, and for tomorrow. We are fiercely dedicated to helping protect human health, our local economic health, and supplying our vibrant community with information tools that support your commitment to this effort.
The Healthy Business Alliance is focused on four primary goals:
The Healthy Business Alliance is a campaign designed to support our community’s recovery by getting everyone back engaged in all aspects of the community. Businesses and community members can use the provided resources to learn how they can help our community safely reopen and remain open, with public health and economic prosperity at the forefront.
Below are tools and resources designed to help safely guide employers and businesses, and support employees and customers.
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have put forward a deliberate plan that will utilize several layers of mitigations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19. This plan details additional health metrics, new state regions, and industry-specific guidelines for each tier.
Additional industry-specific guidelines for Illinois phases 3 and 4 as well as from the CDC and IDPH can be found below.
NOTE: Announced 9-18-2020 and effective at 5:00 p.m. that day, Resurgence Mitigations that were issued for Region 7 (including Kankakee County) on 8-24-20 and effective 8-26-20, were lifted. As of the 9-18-2020 announcement, Region 7 had reached the threshold to lift mitigations of three consecutive days of a rolling positivity rate below 6.5 percent, with the 9-18-2020 rate at 5.6 percent. At 5:00 p.m. on 9-18-2020, indoor dining and bar service may resume along with larger gathering sizes as outlined in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.
As detailed in the July 15 Restore Illinois resurgence plan, new mitigations will be applied if a region’s positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8 percent for three consecutive days, as it did in Region 7 from August 22 to 24, 2020. IDPH will track the positivity rate in Region 7 over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place. Industry- and activity-specific mitigation requirements can be found here.
Bars & Restaurants
Child Care and Day Camps
EMS and Hospital PPE Conservation
Food & Meat Processing
Logistics & Transportation
Oral and Dental Care Services
Theaters and Performing Arts
Customers should look for the HBAKC signage in businesses, and support public health and economic vitality by voluntarily wearing masks in businesses or other interactive spaces. Customers should also know that a store or business can generally prohibit you from entering the building if you do not have a face covering in order to protect the health of others. However, if you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from safely wearing a face-covering, then you should speak with a store employee about a reasonable accommodation to help you obtain the services you need without endangering your health or the health of other shoppers. For more information, please see the questions on reasonable accommodations. We strongly hope that consideration of others may help compliance with this simple bare-bones mitigation technique for the betterment of Kankakee County residents and businesses.
For more information on face coverings in public spaces visit FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings
Kankakee County COVID-19 Hotline 815-802-9311