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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: 4/2/2020, 5:10 pm

Wisconsin Builders Association

Here is quick outline of State resources available on the WBA website:

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.
Legal analysis
FAQ (document, updated 3/27 twice)
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.

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.
Latest News
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
Workplace Safety
Business Administration
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Legal Resources
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
Health Considerations
Travel Advisories
NAHB Consumer News

Construction Jobsite Safety Recommendations
Follow this link to the plan that describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the jobsite, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and OSHA guidance on what to do if a worker becomes sick.

Actions Taken
Read the actions that have already been taken and how NAHB is continually working with the federal government to provide housing stimulus.

NAHB’s CARES Act Webinar Series April 2 & 3
Understand relief provisions that will help bridge the financial gap caused by loss of revenue, loss of productivity due to layoffs, increased supply costs, and paid leave requirements. Register

Stimulus Resources for Small Businesses (PDF with links)

Paycheck Protection Program

Emergency Sick Leave and Medical Leave

Recovery Rebates

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

Visit the NAHB Website​ to review the information outlined above.

Walworth County Economic Development Alliance

Here is quick outline of local resources available on the WCEDA website:
Financial Assistance
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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).

Illinois Resources

Here is a quick list of references for LBA members located in Illinois.

Home Builders Association of IL

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