COVID-19 UPDATE: Strada Remains Open as an Essential Business

To our Valued Customers:

On Friday afternoon, Governor Pritzker held a press conference and issued a state wide rule that Illinoisans must shelter in place commencing at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  That being said, businesses that fall under the category of essential businesses will be allowed to remain open. Strada falls under the category of an “essential business”.  Strada will remain open and do our best to service you, our valued customers, to our fullest potential.  We understand there may be changes in schedules, and we all will be flexible and do whatever is necessary to get through the next couple of weeks. 

Following, I have provided for you the definition of “essential businesses” that can remain open.  Please note the area that is bold and italicized which is the business type of service that Strada falls under.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any key Strada team member with any questions you may have.  Please let us know how we can assist you during this critical time.

Thank you for your cooperation and business as we get through another phase of this trying time.

Nancy Roach
Founder and President


“The shelter-in-place order also does not apply to those going to work in an essential business or essential government function. That includes:

  • Health care operations, including home health workers. Essential Infrastructure, including construction of housing and operation of public transportation and utilities.
  • Essential Infrastructure, including construction of housing and operation of public transportation and utilities.
  • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, convenience stores.
  • Businesses that provide necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals and shelter facilities.
  • Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities.
  • Gas stations and auto repair facilities.
  • Banks.
  • Garbage collection.
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses.
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning.
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers.
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences.
  • Child care facilities providing services that enable essential employees to go to work.
  • Roles required for any essential business to “maintain basic operations,” which include security, payroll and similar activities.”

For more information on how Strada Real Estate Services is responding to COVID-19, please click here.

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