The Illinois Department of Labor’s free, voluntary Back to Business Illinois program connects small businesses of 250 employees or less with consultants who will help them review their physical operation, identify best practices and find ways to implement them efficiently in the wake of COVID-19. The ultimate goal will be to collaborate on a plan that ensures a safe, healthy and productive environment for employees and visitors.

Each consultant will be paired with an employer based on their unique industry and their specific needs. For example, if you operate a healthcare or a manufacturing business, the consultant you work with will have direct experience managing these kinds of issues in that field. These one-hour confidential consultations take place virtually, via teleconference.