The safety of our visitors, communities, employees and their families is the number one priority of the Illinois wine grape community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On May 29, 2020, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Executive Order 36 – Restoring Illinois Protecting Our Communities – to safely and conscientiously resume activities that were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order lifts the original stay at home mandate, but encourages Illinoisans to continue to social distance as one of the best strategies to avoid being exposed to the virus. The order allows winery and vineyard operations to continue. Wineries are still open for operation and wine may be purchased online from winery websites for pickup or delivery or on-site, outdoor consumption.
Each Illinois winery is operating in a manner that makes sense to them. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with the guidelines at each establishment and encourage you to visit websites or make calls in advance of your visit so that you know what to expect. Our goal is that we all remain healthy while enjoying #IllinoisWine.
Helpful Illinois Links
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Updated 6/2/2020
COVID 19: Premixed Cocktail sales “To-Go” and for delivery Updated 6/2/2020
COVID 19: Delinquency List Updated 6/2/2020
- COVID 19: Temporary Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor Updated 6/2/2020
- Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff (required poster)
- Restore Illinois Reopening Plan
- Phase 3 Industry Guidelines Bars and Restaurants
- Phase 3 Business Toolkit
- Emergency resources for businesses
Arts for Illinois Relief Fund share with your practicing artist friends ASAP for potential hardship relief
Helpful National Links
US Small Business Association small business guidance and financial resource application links
- SBA Coronavirus Funding Programs
- Free Money For Small Business: Two Loans You May Not Have To Repay–That You Should Apply For Now
US Department of the Treasury Paycheck Protection Program
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave