Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

We know that right now everything is constantly changing and evolving. We are working hard to provide support to our members and the entire community and surrounding areas.  If we all come together and continue to remain positive and support each other we will get through this.

Please look through this page in full for a listing of many resources for business owners and all community members effected by this Corona virus.

Take a deep breath and we will all get through this together. Be excellent to each other. Shop local. Reach out to our businesses and organizations to see how you can help. Order takeout & support our local businesses!

Subscribe to our newsletter: HERE
Liz Vos
Executive Director
Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce



4/8/2021 The Governor’s Office has released their Restore Illinois Plan.

Click the HERE to learn more






Head to our member directory for a full listing of businesses you can support.






Social distancing (six foot separation) is expected to be practiced. Please remember to wear your mask indoors or when you can’t be distanced.

Six feet is approximately the distance of two adult outstretched arms touching fingertips.






Our area is eligible for relief grants and opportunities: HERE





Resources for your business: HERE



Ogle County Health Department: HERE

4/8/2021 “OCHD, along with our partners at Rochelle Hospital and KSB, have reached out to those that were on our waiting list in phases 1A, 1B & 1B+ to receive a Covid vaccine. For any Ogle County resident 18+ that would like a vaccine, you can call the following offices to schedule your appointment:
OCHD 815-562-6976-We are scheduling Moderna vaccinations on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for links to future self-schedule Johnson & Johnson clinics.
Rochelle Hospital 815-561-8829 Monday-Friday from 10-3. When prompted, select the Covid-19 Vaccination option.
If either of these lines are busy helping other patients, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 1-2 business days.”

Unemployment: HERE

Unemployment is now also available to business owners and self-employed through the PUA program.

The PUA program has been established for individuals who are
unemployed for reasons attributable to COVID-19 and not covered by the
state’s regular unemployment insurance program. To establish eligibility
under the new program, the claimant will have to demonstrate he/she is not
eligible under the regular program. Applying for and being denied benefits
under the regular program can help establish eligibility under the new
temporary program

Please take a look at this informational video that will help guide you through the process:

There are many job openings in our community.

Please contact Roger Anderson at BEST for help with employment. or call 815-631-2104



Food Pantry

There are two food pantry’s in our area.

Lifeline Food Pantry in Conover Square: Oregon, Chana, and parts of Gran Detour that are in Ogle County.
201 N 3rd St Suite #6 Oregon, IL 61061
Emergency: 815-564-8234

Loaves & Fishes serving Mt. Morris, Leaf River & Byron.  Located in the Church of the Brethren 409 W Brayton Rd Mt Morris, IL 61054. Emergency Packet contact: Ed Weinburg 815-734-4250 or Lori Wolff 608-774-8370 or Barb Diehl 815-734-4011


Illinois Department of Human Services: SNAP, Medical, Cash, Housing

Apply online:

Call the local office & leave a message (815) 732-2166. They are working hard to help & can help you apply over the phone. You can also call 800-843-6154.




4/8/21 Updated Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce