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Wisconsin-Specific Information Regarding Covid-19


Wisconsin’s Safer-At-Home & Milwaukee’s Stay-At-Home Orders

While the Orders are relatively straightforward for some industries (and include a number of exceptions), contact legal counsel should you have questions regarding essential businesses, minimum basic operations, operating safely, or other related topics. Please also keep in mind that Wisconsin’s Safer-At-Home Order relies in part on federal guidance provided by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and is subject to change. Here are some considerations:


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  • Do I have the raw materials, workforce, customer orders, and cash flow to operate?
  • Am I operating safely, including the availability of products for cleaning and disinfecting (e.g., soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes)?
  • Do I have a plan in place in the event of an on-site outbreak?
  • Have I posted FFCRA leave rights?

What aid is available for businesses and their employees?

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by CoV. See the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) website on Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance for additional information. Information can also be found via SBA resource partners (e.g., WWBIC).
  • The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Small Business 20/20 program provides funds to Wisconsin-based Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
  • The Office of Federal Student Aid have set the interest rate to 0% (for a minimum of 60 days) for all borrows with federally held student loans.
  • The tax deadline has been postponed to July 15, 2020. See: IRS extension for more information.
  • Eligible employers may defer the employer’s portion of social security taxes through the end of 2020. The first 50% must be paid before December 31, 2021, and the remaining amount must be paid before December 31, 2022.

Please note: This page contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek legal counsel for analysis and advice tailored to your particular circumstances.