Business Reopen Tool Kit

Click here for our BACK TO BUSINESS SYCAMORE Guide.

Local Chamber Member Sources for Social Distancing Tools
(face masks, hand sanitizer, floor decals, signage, etc.)

  • MED Alliance Group, Inc., Sycamorehttp://www.medalliancegroup.com (888) 891-1200 ~ Face Masks (KN95 & Disposable) and Face Shields.
  • Sweet Earth, Sycamore — call 815-895-3011 or email friends@sweetearthjewelry.com for details ~ Face coverings (disposable and washable available) and hand sanitizer.
  •  Lizzy’s Pink Boutique, Sycamore– online only at lizzyspinkboutique.com
    Face Masks (washable)
  • Banner Up Signs, Sycamore —  Bannerupsigns.com 815-899-9211 ~ Vinyl signs, floor markers to delineate social distancing requirement, open for business signs, banners, etc.
  • HyVee, Sycamore — 2700 DeKalb Ave.  Hy-vee.com ~ Hand sanitizer in bulk and individual containers
  • OLT Marketing,http://www.hy-vee.com DeKalb — call (815) 901-0569 or email jim@oltmarketing.com 
    Hand sanitizer, face masks, decals, signage, etc.
  • Le Print Express, Sycamore — leprintdekalb.com or email nancy@leprintdekalb.com or call  (815) 748-7121 ~ Signage, floor decals, personalized face masks, etc.
  • The UPS Store, Sycamore – call 815-787-9500 or email store4801@theupsstore.com Open 7 days a week, signage, floor & window decals, outside signage, print & copy services.
  • Christian Connection, Sycamore – call 815-899-3262 ~ face coverings
  • Made Just For You, Sycamore – call 815-895-8122 ~ face coverings
  • Redeemed Furniture Outlet, DeKalb – 815-758-7619 ~ acrylic frame-less panels, etc.

Governor’s Phase 3 Business Tool KitClick here for details.   For Industry definitions and guidelines, please click here

The US Chamber has put together a one-stop shop of all the resources you need to reopen your business safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed. Click here to view.

Recommended Guidelines/Precautions ~ This link includes Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for employers and businesses, along with specific Best Practices compiled from area businesses.

Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Businesses from the Illinois Department of Public Heath (IDPH) Click here

General Social Distancing Guidelines from Ill.gov
For purposes of this Executive Order, Social Distancing Requirements includes maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands.

Proactive measures to ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements, including where possible:

~ Designate six-foot distances. Designating with signage, tape, or by other means six-foot spacing for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance.

~ Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products. Having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers.

~ Separate operating hours for vulnerable populations. Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers; and

~ Online and remote access. Posting online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely.

General Cleaning & Sanitation – CDC
Click here for tips on Cleaning and Disinfecting your place of business

General Employee and Customer Safety – OSHA
Click here for Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Guidance recently unveiled for businesses to bring workers back- CDC.
Outline on how business owners can determine which staff members are ready to work, when, and under what conditions.  Checklist for Returning to Work Click here.    The discontinuation of isolation for person with COVID-19 click here.

Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity (IDEO)
For details regarding defining Essential Businesses and Operations click here.

DeKalb County Health Department

Retail Action Plan from Constant Contact

Plan Prepare and Respond – Click here for advice for our Businesses and Workplaces from the CDC.

Business Preparedness PlanClick here for  Prepared Planning for Your Business from the Department of Homeland Security

City of Sycamore COVID-19 Information Page

Other Ideas for Responsible Reopening Transactional Business

  • Provide hand sanitizer stations and/or complimentary gloves and/or masks.
  • Reconfigure credit card process to eliminate the need for staff to handle cards or touch machine.
  • If possible, eliminate the requirement for customer signature on screen or printed receipt.
  • Wipe down credit card machine or touch pad screen after every customer transaction.
  • Require customers to bag their own purchases.

Click here  for a word version of the Tool Kit


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