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.
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.
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
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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
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.
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
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:
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).
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