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Season of Concern Chicago offers emergency assistance for any member of the Chicago theater community who is dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection. Proof of testing positive for the virus is required.

The events of the past few days have overwhelmed and overturned our community and our world, possibly for many weeks to come. During the challenging days ahead, the board and staff of Season of Concern Chicago urge every member of our community to:

Follow accepted CDC guidelines concerning the COVID-19 virus and its transmission and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of infection and subsequent treatment; these guidelines can be found on the League of Chicago Theatres’ website, leagueofchicagotheatres.org.
Become familiar with the resources available to the many artists, craftspeople, and theater support workers whose face economic uncertainty or devastation in the next few weeks. A list of current programs established for economic relief for artists can be found at rescripted.org. You may also find information on our partnering organization, The Actors Fund, at actorsfund.org.

Stay in touch with other members of the theater community who lie within the high-risk categories of coronavirus infection (especially those who may be living alone), in case they need assistance.

Please visit our newly enhanced website, seasonofconcern.org, which we’ve updated and redesigned for faster navigation to the information you need.

To link directly to our guidelines for medical assistance, visit our new Get Helpand Apply Now pages.

For updates, please follow Season of Concern on social media:

Facebook.com/SeasonofConcern

Twitter.com/SeasonofConcern

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We are a strong, creative community. Although we are now faced with daunting uncertainty, we will fight this as we have fought past challenges – by sharing our resources and our talents so that every member of our community can overcome the obstacles of today to share in a brighter world tomorrow.