Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources 

March 27, 2020 | by

Center Disease Control: General information from the CDC  Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to CO-VID19 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Safer at home order from Governor Evers For information regarding high risk individuals, symptoms of illness, what to do if you think you are sicketc,. Guidance for employers 

Department of Workforce Development In response to the rapidly evolving public health emergency, DWD understands COVID-19 has raised many questions by individuals, businesses, and organizations. The link provides answers to frequently asked questions that relate to DWD’s services and information. Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers. The Worker’s Compensation Division has provided the following information related to their programs and the effects of COVID-19: Families first coronavirus response act 

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation A list of all essential businesses  WEDC COVID-19 resource page: This page is designed to provide the latest, best information.  Small business 20/20 The program provides funds to Wisconsin-based Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to make grants to existing loan clients to mitigate short-term cash flow issues and protect jobs and public health in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Strategies for small business to navigate COVID-19 outbreak.  Gener8tor is hosting emergency one-week virtual programs for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs will feature daily webinars designed to identify, understand and help small businesses secure resources to withstand the current crisis. One-on-one office hours will also be available. 

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Resources Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Wisconsin Safety Council continue to monitor the situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in contact with members, national partners and government agencies. Updated webinars featuring Evers administration and cabinet 

US Chamber of Commerce coronavirus response toolkit 

How can you help? WI is looking for companies, educational facilities and other organizations that may have personal protective equipment (PPE) that could be used in the state’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. The state appreciates donations, and is willing to reimburse large quantities of PPE at fair market value. Please fill out the below form if you have the specific items listed below. If you have less than 50 items of any of the below items, please consider donating to local health care organizations. 

Donate blood there is a severe blood shortage, book your appointment here:  show your appreciation for your local healthcare team by following the link and sharing the image on social media you can tip your favorite bartender/establishment through virtual tip jars 

Support your local eating establishment by ordering take-out/curbside take-out Here you can find updates about what MCF is doing in response to the pandemic, ways you can support the community, important resources for nonprofit organizations, and investment updates. We hope this will be a valuable resource for you – our donors, our fundholders, the organizations we help support, and our community.  Give to the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund to support those affected by COVID-19. 100% of the fund will be invested back into the community – United Way will not collect administrative support through this effort. 

Where can I get assistance for my business small business guidance and loan resources including information on the EDLI loans For Fond Du Lac area businesses. Need money to get your business launched? Need some assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic? Envision Greater Fond du Lac can assist you in finding the right local incentives tailored to your business needs. Grants provided for small business in the Beaver Dam area the coronavirus bailout explained 

Where can I get assistance for my family or myself? Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers Apply for unemployment This article explains the coronavirus bailout recently passed by the Federal Government Medicare wants to help you prevent coronavirus. Please follow the link to learn more about their resources.  

For Mental Health Resources please check out NAMI 

Industry specific 

The Following information on Essential Businesses and Operations Must Do The Following Under The Safer At Home Order, was provided by Robert Proctor an attorney at Axley Brynelson LLP. , Madison Area Builders Association and Wisconsin  Builders Association. Thank you for all the work you have been doing to help keep your members informed! If you are a builder or an affiliate of that industry and looking to stay up to date with the latest news in construction consider joining MABA or your local Builder’s Association chapter.  

Essential Businesses and Operations Must Do The Following Under The Safer At Home Order 

  • To the greatest extent possible, shall use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e., work from home).  
  • Businesses may not engage in door-to-door solicitation, regardless of its purpose or status as an Essential Business or Operation.  
  • Shall comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in the Order including, to the greatest extent possible, ensure that both employees and members of the public are maintaining six-foot social distancing, including but not limited to wo when any customers are standing in line.  
  • Landlords or rental property managers shall avoid entering residential premises unless emergency maintenance is required.  
  • When taking any action permitted under this order, to the extent possible, follow the DHS guidelines set forth here:  
  • All Essential Businesses and Operations and all businesses preforming Minimum Basic Operations shall comply with the DHS guidelines for businesses located here:  
  • When providing “Professional Services” such as legal or accounting services, insurance services, real estate services, shall, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e. work from home). 

I am a restaurant…. 

I am a manufacturer…  NAM is in contact with federal officials who are overseeing the response to COVID-19.  

I am a farmer.. USDA resources for coronavirus Support for members during coronavirus 


We will update as we receive more resources.

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