IllinoisSponsored Cicero’s Development Corp. designated an essential infrastructure service provider during COVID-19 crisis in Illinois March 26, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Cicero’s Development Corp. announced that it is maintaining its regular business activities during the COVID-19 crisis, as it is considered an “essential infrastructure” service provider under guidelines issued by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker that closed vast numbers of businesses statewide. Cicero’s Development Corp. provides renovation, maintenance and construction services, which are considered Essential Infrastructure in the bill. Headquartered in Plainfield, Illinois, the family-owned business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In response to COVID-19, Cicero’s Development Corp. has implemented increased safety, sanitation and quality protocols above and beyond the already rigorous standards it maintains every day. Employees who can work remotely from home are doing so. Where required, employees will wear masks and gloves to avoid any possibility of infection. No employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 nor have any shown symptoms. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s restrictions have temporarily closed offices, schools, hotels and retail outlets throughout the state to avoid spreading of the coronavirus. Many of these organizations have put off routine maintenance and renovations, making now an opportune time for taking on these important projects. Within an empty building, contractors can complete a project faster and more cost efficiently. Scheduling contractors is not an issue, nor are noise complaints, inconveniences to customers nor possible endangerment to employees working in areas under construction. In addition, interest rates for construction loans are at historic lows as a result of recent moves by the Federal Reserve.