Since Saturday evening, Illinois has been under a stay-at-home order, which allows residents to leave their homes only when necessary and requires non-essential businesses to be closed.
In the days since, NBC 5 has received several inquiries regarding whether a specific business has been deemed essential or non-essential.
While the state of Illinois has listed which kinds of businesses can remain open, many residents still have questions — whether it's about their place of employment, a relative's job or a business in their neighborhood.
As a result, the state of Illinois has set up the Essential Business Determination Hotline, which you can reach by calling 1-800-252-2923. You can also submit questions by sending an email to CEO.firstname.lastname@example.org.