Roger Sosa, executive director of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, says 45 percent of businesses that responded to a chamber survey said they've shut down "until further notice" because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New jobless claims soared to more than 6.6 million nationwide last week, double the initial COVID-19 related surge from the week before. But only one Evanston employer so far has notified the state of a mass layoff.
Likely to no one's surprise, the COVID-19 dominated our list of the most-read stories on Evanston Now for March. With the site drawing nearly three times its typical monthly traffic, the pandemic was top of mind for everybody.
The City of Evanston will host a free webinar for Evanston businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday at which a representative from the federal Small Business Administratino will provide the latest information about the SBA’s Eco