SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to preserve the health and well-being of the community, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is working to connect residents and small business owners with resources during the planned closures of restaurants and other establishments.

“These are tough times for everyone right now, but taking proactive steps like staying home, closing businesses, and yes, washing your hands often can be the difference between health and a hospital trip,” Yingling said. “I want residents to know that I am in contact with local health officials and the Illinois Department of Public health to keep our community up to date with accurate information about this ongoing situation.”

Yingling is highlighting programs that provide relief to residents without access to paid sick leave, or unable to work due to COVID-19 closures, such as unemployment insurance through the Illinois Department of Employment Security. State Unemployment Insurance is designed to replace lost wages when residents are out of work in situations like mandated business closures.

“If you’re a small business owner and you have any questions, or need assistance during these business closures, reach out to me at repsamyingling@gmail.com, and I will keep you updated with available resources as soon as more information becomes available,” Yingling said. “Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy, and we cannot risk letting them falter in this difficult time for many. I am committed to communicating accurate information to the public as we all adapt to this situation.”

For more information and timely updates regarding the state of COVID-19 in Illinois, please visit: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Rep. Sam YinglingRep. Sam Yingling

(D-Round Lake Beach)
62nd District

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