COVID-19 Updates, Resources for Wisconsin Small Businesses

Date: March 31, 2020

A single-source story, regularly updated, on the information NFIB members should be aware

March 31, 2020: Governor Evers participated in a briefing with DHS b Secretary Palm, which you can watch on DHS’ YouTube. You can also find prior briefings on DHS’ YouTube as well.

For the most update to date information, please continue to refer to the DHS COVID-19 website here.

The Governor’s office continues to work with the legislature to encourage collaboration during this crisis. The Administration says it is hopeful legislation can move quickly through the process to provide immediate necessary support to our local communities, workers, organizations, and businesses.


Emergency Order #16: Health Care Provider Workforce

Emergency Order #15: Evictions and Foreclosures


PPE Buyback Program: A site has been created to collect donations of PPE to fulfill our need for Personal Protective Equipment. Entities with donations over 50 items can go here to donate.

Click here for the state’s telehealth guidelines.

The Department of Children and Families has compiled resources to help essential workers, providers and families navigate the child care landscape. Click here for links to providers and families.

Click here if you are a DCF essential worker in need of childcare.

Click here for WEDC essential business request.

Click here for WEDC small business resources.

Click here if you are a small business owner in need of workers. DWD Connecting Employers to Job Seekers

Click here if you need to file for unemployment benefits.

Click here for the Governor’s order for insurers to help restaurants get coverage for delivery services.

Click here for the Governor’s order to relax some utility rules due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for the Governor’s order relaxing education requirements in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for FEMA’s request for protective medical supplies.

 Click here for the state’s announcement of targeted grants to small business owners suffering loses from the coronavirus emergency. 

Click here to see how the state’s Department of Transportation is making changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.  

Click here to see the changes made to the state’s tax filing deadline, which has been extended.  


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