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ALTERNATIVE OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, staff from the following SIU Research Park offices will be working remotely until further notice.  SIU Research Park buildings will be closed to the public and accessible only to tenants and staff with key fob access.

Most services will still be available through alternate formats.  For your convenience, see the list of office contacts below.  Staff will be available by email and/or phone during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thank you for your interest in the programs and services of the SIU Research Park. We look forward to hearing from you and working with Southern Illinois--one business at a time.

SIU Research Park and Business Incubator Tenants

Administrative Questions: Lynn Andersen Lindberg lindberg@siu.edu (618-453-6754)

General Questions: Deb Barnett dbarnett@siu.edu (618-453-3849)

Facilities Questions or Requests: Amy Ortiz aortiz@siu.edu (618-453-1495)

Business Office Questions: Lynn Harbert lharbert@siu.edu  (618-453-6752)

Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

Greg Bouhl greg@siu.edu or Ken Stoner kstoner@siu.edu (618-536-2424)

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU

ptac@siu.edu (618-536-2424)

Office of Workforce Innovation and Research and Illinois Nurse Aide Testing

Tom Hovatter cobra7@siu.edu (618-453-4367)

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Lori Amerman lamerman@imec.org  (618-453-3829) 

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses 

State of Illinois: Business Resources and Emergency Fund Assistance (Includes Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund, Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program, Hospitality Emergency Grant Program, Resources for Childcare Facilities and Providers)

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Resources/Pages/For-Business.aspx

State of Illinois: Economic Assistance (includes information related to small business loans, unemployment insurance, utility relief, food access, medicaid waiver, taxpayer information, free/low cost internet) 

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Resources/Pages/EconomicAssistance.aspx

Comprehensive Resource Guide - Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

https://sbdc.siu.edu/

Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU Facebook page (real-time information, updates, and information webinar recordings)

https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Process for Accessing SBA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending 

https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted-coronavirus-covid-19

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic 

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits (Illinois Department of Unemployment Security Emergency Rules Adoption)

https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

Workplace Preparedness (OSHA)

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20200309

H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201