The last year has been challenging for all of us. While we don't know when things will return to a pre COVID normalcy, we do know that we are all in this together. 40th United is committed to keeping you informed and providing assistance to those who need it while we all navigate this together.
We get it, social distancing is not fun. But it has a huge impact and the longer we practice social distancing, the slower the potential spread of COVID-19 is. We encourage all 40th Ward residents to listen to Mayor Lightfoot, Governor Prizker, and other local leaders when it comes to responsible social distancing and travel restrictions. You can also check out the recommended CDC guidelines to help stay informed. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Many in our community have been affected by layoffs and furloughs. If you or someone you know is filing for unemployment, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has useful information on how to file for unemployment and other questions you may have.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought front and center the hardships that minorities, low income earners, and other vulnerable groups have faced for a long time. Lets be clear, COVID-19 is not the root cause of inequality in access to healthcare, access to food, or pre-existing health conditions. As we work towards recovering as a society, we need to make sure that our response to these issues is not temporary.
Local businesses need your support now more than ever. Below is a list of 40th Ward restaurants that are currently open. When thinking about food delivery options, ask if the restaurant is delivering their own food before ordering through a third party app, or consider picking up your own order. This helps restaurants keep more money in their pockets, and every little bit helps!
Polygon Cafe | First Slice Pie Cafe | Replay | Elixir
Lost Larson | Anteprima | Ranalli's | Lady Gregory's
Fat Chris's | Passerotto | Little Bad Wolf | The Coffee Studio | Dragon Gate
Sauce & Bread Kitchen | Fireside | Pauline's | Sushi Tokoro | Wolfy's | Black Sheep
BryAnna's | The Angry Crab | Monti's | Yes Thai
If you or someone you know has any questions or needs assistance during this time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org