The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released updated Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers. Under this guidance, workers in critical infrastructure fields may be permitted to continue working following potential exposure to COVID-19, as long as they don’t develop any COVID-19 symptoms. This guidance builds on the CDPH Guidance for Businesses and Employers and is meant to help the most critical workers serving on the front lines to continue working.
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, all Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) offices will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes the following locations:
BACP Administrative Offices, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 805
Small Business Center, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 800
Public Vehicle Licensing Center, 2350 W. Ogden Ave. 1st Floor
Public Vehicle Inspection Facility, 2430 W. Pershing Ave.
BACP will continue processing business licenses, where applicable, online or over the phone. Please visit www.chicagobusinessdirect.org or call 312-74-GOBIZ. Please allow for extra time as BACP staff are working hard to keep City services going under this disruption.
The renewal of public passenger chauffeur and vehicle licenses that expire before April 1, 2020 will be deferred until April 30, 2020. BACP staff will continue to work servicing public vehicle licensees during closure to the public. BACP staff will be available at firstname.lastname@example.org and 312-746-4300.
Public vehicle inspections scheduled at the BACP Public Vehicle Inspection Facility from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2020 will be rescheduled. An updated inspection list will be posted on the Public Vehicles page, and BACP will notify taxicab affiliations and license managers via e-mail of updated public vehicle inspection dates.
CHICAGO BUSINESS AFFAIRS & CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFER WORKSHOPS
BACP continues hosting multiple webinars each week to share information from experts specifically tailored to businesses and workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit www.chicago.gov/businessworkshops to register.
PEBA is proud to announce our latest partnership - The Lawrence Avenue Design Collective!! Our community has a growing number of small businesses that are all focused around home/business design. Please stop in and check out these amazing businesses and how they can help with your home or office renovations and/or decor needs.
Don't forget to shop local!
Please patronize our PEBA members!
Active Electrical Supply & Fox Lighting Gallery, Albany Square Strip Shopping Mall, Andrew Gardiner - Edward Jones Financial Adviser Bespoke Redesign/Semihandmade Chicago, Carlson Community Services, Chicago Progress, Chicagoland Truck Rental, CHITOWN Fish and Seafood, Doll Revolution Chicago, Donahue Commercial Real Estate, Elite Auto, EmPro, LTD., Farmer's Market Garden Center, Floor & Decor, Foster Hill Design, Goode Plumbing, Gremley & Biederman, Hardwood Line Manufacturing, Hala In Huntington Bank, Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co., Independence Apartments LP, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Jt's Genuine Sandwich Shop, LaVilla Restaurant, Marie's Pizza & Liquors, Mayfair Park Advisory Council, MOO'vers Chicago, Mosaicos, North River Commission, Seafood City Supermarket, Swedish Hospital,
The Legend Group LLC, The Salvation Army, Sonex Properties, VIlla Maintenance Wintrust Bank - Mayfair