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LOVES PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Sheltering in Place? You may need to install a remote Connectivity Platform

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By Press release submission | Mar 22, 2020


Loves Park Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 20.

Have you planned for how you will access your work computers from home in the event of a "Shelter In Place" order by the State of Illinois?

In addition to implementing strategies to protect your workforce from the coronavirus, it's important to ensure continuity of operations.

Many companies utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which provides remote connectivity and online privacy by creating a private network from a public internet connection. Since we're a small organization, The Parks Chamber utilizes a technology tool called TeamViewer, which allows us to login remotely to the office desktop computers from any other computer through the platform, so we can edit and save files directly on our workplace desktop.

Here are a few Remote Connectivity tips for planning to sheltering in place:

♦ Make sure to install VPN or Remote Access Technology on each computer you want to connect, securely recording the individual computer's ID, if applicable, and password

♦ Determine if your Remote Access Technology requires that your office desktop computers be Powered On; if so, adjust all settings so your office computers don't Power Off

♦ Test the remote connection from your external computer and

♦ Leave your workplace computers Powered On and connected to the internet.

During this challenging time, we're all relying on technology more than ever to conduct business and stay connected. If you haven't done so already, we recommend that you talk with a professional technology service provider about your current and future needs. You can view a list of providers inThe Parks Chamber directory at

The Parks Chamber will also continue to track the COVID-19 crisis closely, and we'll provide updates and resources from trusted third parties ONLINE HERE.

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