COVID-19 Information & Responses

To keep you up-to-date on local, state, and federal responses to COVID-19, we are providing the following resources, including links to various websites. The resources include information such as current health and safety guidelines from the Governor's office, debt relief programs from the U.S. Small Business Association, and a list of ways you can help during the pandemic.

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St. Clair County Testing and Vaccination Sites

View COVID-19 Testing Opportunities and Vaccination Information provided by the St. Clair County, IL, Health Department.

Illinois Department of Public Health

August 4, 2021 - Read the IDPH News Release regarding their Expansion of Free COVID-19 Testing to All K-12 Public Schools in Illinois

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From the Office of Governor Pritzker 

View the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response website for updates and current information.

August 26, 2021 - Gov. Pritzker announces updated COVID-19 vaccine requirements and mask wearing requirements to slow the spread of the delta variant in his August 26, 2021 Press Release.  

August 11, 2021 - Gov. Pritzker announces the Back to Business (B2B) Small Business Recovery Grant will begin accepting applications on August 18, 2021. 

August 4, 2021 - Read Gov. Pritzker's announcement on Mask Requirements for PreK-12 Schools and Long-Term Care Facilities

June 14, 2021 - Illinois moved to a full reopening on Friday, June 11, 2021, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois Plan. The state eliminated all capacity limits on businesses, large scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Read more...

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U.S. Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Association offers information on the Shuttered Venue Operator's Grant (SVOG), the Payroll Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and other debt relief. 

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Ways You Can Help!

If you are medically trained, Illinois is looking for individuals like you. For more information, go to the Illinois Helps Volunteer Management System.

You can volunteer to help our community during the COVID-19 Response through the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service

Belleville’s Community Interfaith Food Pantry is in need of donations of food, PPE equipment, and volunteers.

Support local restaurants by purchasing ’To Go’ and ’Carry Out’ orders. Visit U Speak Belleville for a list of some of the participating locations.

View the Mask Making Directions provided by Memorial Hospital. 

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Additional Information & Resources 

Local Resources:

City Calendar - Access the city's online calendar of scheduled meetings and events for updates, including cancellations and postponements.

Community Interfaith Food Pantry - If you need help feeding yourself or your family during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the pantry is open and waiting to help. They have precautions in place to keep you and their volunteers safe.

Hours: Mon, Thurs & Fri, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Tues & Sat, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 618-355-9199
Location: 1218 West Main St., Belleville, Il 62220

Facebook - Check the city’s Facebook page, Welcome to Belleville, IL, for information from our local schools, businesses, organizations, and state officials. 

Greater Belleville Chamber - The Chamber’s website provides informative articles, resources, and links to other helpful websites. 

Memorial Hospital - Visit Memorial Hospital’s website for important COVID-19 information. 

State & Federal Resources:

Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Learn about COVID-19 through the CDC, including resources for communities, and information for healthcare professionals.

Illinois Department of Public Health - Learn more about COVID-19 through the IDPH, including how to protect yourself and your family, information for travelers, the number of cases reported in Illinois, and frequently asked questions with answers. 

Illinois Municipal League - Read the IML’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19.

St. Clair County Health Department - Learn more about COVID-19 prevention through the SCCHD. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Learn about The Save Small Business Fund, a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Read OSHA’s guide for preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

U.S. Small Business Association - Learn about debt relief programs through the SBA's website. 


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