COVID-19 Assistance for Employers



Disaster relief grant funds are available

to assist employers during the Covid-19 crisis.


Are you an employer in the public sector? Have your staffing needs changed as a result of COVID-19?


Man-Tra-Con Corporation has funding available to provide staffing services related to humanitarian assistance and/or disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts related to the COVID-19 crisis. Humanitarian assistance generally includes actions designed to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity in the immediate aftermath of disasters. This assistance includes staffing to assist with:

  • Provision of clothing and shelter
  • Food preparation
  • Personal shoppers to deliver food
  • Cleaning and sanitizing public facilities
  • Answering phone due to influx of calls related to COVID-19

>> Download a chart showing several examples of types of COVID-19 Disaster Relief projects/jobs (PDF File, 612 KB)


For more information contact Tena Studer at 618-998-0970, ext. 209, or via email at:







Phase 4 guidelines for re-opening business and returning people to work safely


On May 5th, Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with marked by distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The Restore Illinois plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities. Under the Restore Illinois framework, certain businesses and activities are allowed to resume in Phase 4 with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place. Read more about the plan here >>

To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed a business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations.

Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated recommendations for the existing categories from Phase 3. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines. Learn more >>


Go to the State of Illinois Covid-19 Response page >>

Visit the “Get Hired IL” web page that connects employers with job seekers >>

For additional information about our Employer services, contact Business Services Administrator, Tena Studer, at (618) 998-0970, ext. 209, or via email at:

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