News about COVID-19 is changing hourly, so the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA) is working to provide resources for members of the Boystown community. This webpage contains information about businesses, federal guidance, assistance for residents, and more! It also details the ways you can still support local businesses while following established precautions. For the most current information, NBA recommends monitoring updates from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
For information on the virus itself and its symptoms, visit WHO’s Q&A page for an accurate understanding.
Please, check back often—we are constantly updating our page with new information and ways to support our community!
These locations are open or serving customers remotely.
The City of Chicago is committed to providing leadership and help throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. As this situation develops, we will continue to offer resources and support to people across the city. This website provides the latest information on a range of topics regarding COVID-19. There is also a specific checklist that individuals and households can follow to ensure their preparedness.
Access the checklist here.
The Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance to Chicago residents, directly related to the prevention of homelessness, to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction in order to stabilize individuals and families in their existing rental unit.
Chicago residents can apply at one of the 6 Community Service Centers located at:
Fact Sheets From Federal Stimulus Package
Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical questions such as:
The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:
Donation / Tip Jar Links for Boystown businesses and their employees
Gift Card Donations Needed for Illinois Healthcare Workers, Elderly Populations
The state of Illinois is currently seeking donations of restaurant gift cards for front-line healthcare workers and others in high need such as elderly populations.
Please email [email protected] in order to donate a gift card today.
Northalsted Business Alliance is the chamber of commerce working to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Boystown through programming, services, and events that celebrate our LGBTQ+ legacy, promote tourism and foster a welcoming, safe community for all.
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