Coronavirus Resources

This page will be updated regularly as Congress acts and new resources become available for Wisconsin families, businesses and communities.

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Assistance

  • For information on direct cash payments to workers and families and unemployment insurance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here
  • For information on direct support for small businesses and non-profits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here
  • For information on how our health care system and hospitals will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here
  • For information on how our veterans and servicemembers will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here 
  • For information on how farmers and our rural communities will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here
  • For information on how Tribes in Wisconsin will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here 
  • For information on how our education system will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here

Resources for Families 

  • For information on direct cash payments to workers and families and unemployment insurance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here
  • For information on the State of Wisconsin's temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures for both residential properties and businesses please click here

Tax Assistance

  • Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue have extended the 2019 tax filing deadline for individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020. Individuals and businesses will also have until July 15, 2020 to pay the IRS if they owe additional income tax for 2019. Individuals and small businesses will be able to defer most payments to the IRS without incurring interest or penalties.
  • Taxpayers need to be on the lookout for calls and email phishing attempts about Coronavirus. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. Taxpayers should watch out for calls, emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts that request money or personal information. For more information on Coronavirus-related or other phishing attempts please click here.

Resources for Businesses and Organizations

  • For information on direct support for small businesses and non-profits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here

The SBA will provide loans up to $2 million under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for Wisconsin businesses injured by the COVID-19 crisis to make payroll, pay rent, provide sick leave, and meet any other operating costs.
Applicants may also apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Note: If you applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan prior to March 30, 2020 and would like to request a loan advance, you will need to reapply. Reapplying for the cash advance will not impact the status or slow an existing application.

This program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy snap-back quicker after the crisis. PPP has a host of attractive features, such as forgiveness of up to 8 weeks of payroll based on employee retention and salary levels, no SBA fees, and at least six months of deferral with maximum deferrals of up to a year. Small businesses and other eligible entities will be able to apply if they were harmed by COVID-19 between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020. This program would be retroactive to February 15, 2020, in order to help bring workers who may have already been laid off back onto payrolls. Loans are available through June 30, 2020. Small businesses can begin applying for and receiving loans on the same day beginning Friday, April 3, 2020.

  • For help applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and to access other loan resources available to Wisconsin businesses courtesy of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network, please visit: https://wisconsinsbdc.org/services/covid-19/
  • For information on how Wisconsin workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) please visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has posted a temporary rule issuing regulations pursuant to this new law, effective April 1, 2020.
  • For information on donating or selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the State of Wisconsin, please click here

Resources for Students and Educators

  • For information on how our education system will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here

Resources for Veterans

  • For information on how our veterans and servicemembers will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here 
    • Madison VAMC: 888-598-7793
    • Milwaukee VAMC: 888-469-6614
    • Iron Mountain VAMC: 800-215-8262 X 33101
    • Tomah VAMC: 888-598-7793
    • North Chicago (James Lovell FHCC): 888-569-5282
    • Minneapolis VAMC: 612-467-1100

Resources for Rural Residents

  • For information on how farmers and our rural communities will be better supported under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act please click here

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