Resources for Businesses During COVID-19
Local, State and National resources are outlined below to get you to the answers you need quickly. As information changes, updates will be made.
Last updated: 8/3/2020, 1:30 pm
Wisconsin Builders Association
Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings statewide
Executive Order #82 declaring Wisconsin's public health emergency
Here is quick outline of State resources available on the WBA website:
WI Supreme Court decision ending Safer at Home
Badger Bounce Back Order for preparation to open
Safer at Home Order (quick links included)
Highlights of initial review
On March 28, 2020, CISA issued new guidance amending the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” list to add Landscapers to workers considered essential.
FAQ (document, further updated 4/24)
Essential Business Letter (document)
Proof of work is not required but this template is available should you wish to use it
Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction (document)
Template for your business to use with employees
DSPS, Construction and Inspections
WBA has been in constant communication with DSPS and has shared the agency's response.
Facemasks and Other PPE
List of hospital managers around the state that you can direct your donations of Personal Protective Equipment for hospitals and medical teams.
Protecting Yourself, Your Employees, and Your Worksites
Ensure you are doing your part in limiting the spread of the virus at your workplace and worksites.
Labor & Employment-Related Information
Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers to provide paid leave for some employees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, among other measures. Find links to resources for your business.
DSPS, Construction & Inspections
Instead of having a strict 10-business-day deadline for approving or denying a building permit, Governor Evers' Order #22 provides that the action to approve or deny a uniform building permit application shall be completed within “a reasonable amount of time after receipt of all forms, fees, plans and documents required to process the application, and completion of other local prerequisite permitting requirements.” Effective immediately on April 9, 2020
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
PUA is a federal benefit available to workers who are unable to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and do not qualify for Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI). This includes: Independent contractors, Self-employed workers, Non-profit employees, Part-time workers who do not have enough work history to be eligible for a claim
Visit the WBA Website to review the information outlined above.
National Association of Home Builders
Here is quick outline of National resources available on the NAHB website:
NAHB is committed to keeping members appropriately informed and advocating for the housing industry to minimize the economic impact of this challenging situation.
Letter to President Trump
NAHB Survey; How is the Coronavirus Impacting Your Business?
Stay on the Jobsite
Map of states deeming construction an essential business.
Protect Your Business
Small Business Loans
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Multifamily and Affordable Housing Resources
Legal Resources (contract templates)
Video: Looking Out For You
COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down
Jobsite Safety Guidance for Coronavirus
Resources for HBAs
Work with Your Local Officials
Outlook on the Economy
Economic impact by NAHB Chief Economist
Support Your Customers
General Government Resources
Mortgage Assistance and Financial Relief
NAHB Consumer News
Read the actions that have already been taken and how NAHB is continually working with the federal government to provide housing stimulus.
Stimulus Resources for Small Businesses (PDF with links)
Paycheck Protection Program
Emergency Sick Leave and Medical Leave
Employee Retention Credits
Delay of Employer-Paid Payroll Tax Payments
Waived Payments for Early, Coronavirus-Related Withdrawals from Retirement Funds
Net-Operating Loss (NOL) Modifications
Unemployment Provisions ... and more
How to Obtain an SBA Loan and Have it Forgiven
Read the details that include a link to an online document, "CARES Act and Small Business Lending Programs"
Webinars and Town Hall recordings and schedule
Access the latest webinar schedule to register and view previous webinars and slides.
Small Business Administration Loans (April 3)
Tax Relief Provisions in CARES Act (April 3)
Town Halls and Summaries- Leading Suppliers Council, Multifamily Leadership Board, BUILD-PAC, Multifamily Council, Remodelers Council, 20 Clubs
Visit the NAHB Website to review the information outlined above.
Wisconsin Local Health Orders
View a map showcasing local health orders in place across the state of Wisconsin
Walworth County Government
View Walworth County guidelines for businesses to open safely.
Walworth County Public Health is not issuing a Safer at Home Order at this time. Businesses are encouraged to utilize these guidelines fully.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
View general guidelines for all businesses and individual guidelines for specific industries. Updates and new industries to be added.
Small Business 20/20 (SB20/20) program to provide grants to targeted businesses with no more than 20 employees to cover rent and to meet payroll expenses, including paid leave (including sick, family and other leave related to COVID-19).
Walworth County Economic Development Alliance
Here is quick outline of local resources available on the WCEDA website:
Staffing/HR Info & Options
My Employee Tested Positive. What do I do now?
How to: Remote Team Communication
How to: Operating Systems for Resilience
Visit the WCEDA Website to review the information outlined above.
Here is a quick list of references for LBA members located in Illinois.
Small Business Assistance, IL Dept of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Unemployment Benefits, IL Dept of Employment Security
Stay at Home Order, State of IL
Stay at Home FAQs, State of IL
State of Illinois, COVID 19 information and resources