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State of Wisconsin Department of Health of Health Services Order #12 

Stay at Home Order 

Beginning  8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
and will remain in effect until
8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020,
or until a superseding order is issued.

A number of questions have recently surfaced re: the Safer at Home Order (Emergency Order #12), particularly from businesses that are not specifically defined or referenced in that Order.

 

While I’m not the topical authority and simply the messenger, WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes – during a pair of statewide conference calls that were held yesterday afternoon and this morning – has offered the follow designation clarifications:

 

·        There is no requirement for businesses deemed / considered / classified as “essential” to have formal designation letters.

·        The same holds true for employees, as they do not need to possess or carry said designation letters.

·        The Safer at Home Order (Emergency Order #12) was intentionally written very broad; thereby, permitting as many employers as possible to remain open (with an emphasis added as it concerns WI’s manufacturers and their supply chains) – pending they practice and implement those guidance recommendations issued by the CDC.

·        For businesses that are not specifically referenced in the Emergency Order as “essential”, but “self-identify as essential”, there is no formal action or approval required. While WEDC encourages self-identifying businesses to register, this is a voluntary option and not a requirement.

 

If employers have questions, they are welcome to connect with WEDC through the above online registration form – which is located at the very bottom of that WEDC landing page.



Great resources from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

We've been working diligently here at the Wisconsin Main Street office to compile some tools and best practices from local, state and national resources regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Attached is what we’ve found thus far, which includes information, strategies and best practices for both downtown organizations and local businesses.

Download the WEDC information packet here

WMC is continuing to monitor the evolving situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check out the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Commerce Web site for up to date resources.

 


COVID-19 and the Workplace

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

 



The following list provides a quick listing of various financial and technical COVID-19 resources that are available (or will be in the near future). While not intended to be all-inclusive and comprehensive, this list does offer information regarding some of the more pressing or top-line COVID-19 topics. Therefore and in consideration of the fluid nature of this topic, this resource list will most certainly change; and to reduce the clutter in your email box - updates to this list will be available ONLINE AT THIS LINK

 

§  CDC GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS

§  U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM

§  WEDC SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

§  FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

§  STATE OF WISCONSIN COVID-19 PORTAL

§  WI DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FAQ

§  WI DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 WORKER'S COMPENSATION INFO

§  FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT 

§  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COVID-19 RESOURCES & GUIDANCE

§   FEMA HOW TO FIND FACTUAL INFORMATION

§  INTERNAL REVENUE COVID-19 TAX RELIEF FAQ

§  CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL COVID-19 INFO

§  ROCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

§   YMCA RESOURCES

Given the complexities of these issues, particularly those related to federal and/or state employment regulations, please lean on the expertise of those agency personnel and/or vendors that work in that space. Stay healthy; stay informed.

 

2020 Milton Visitors Guide

The Milton Area Chamber of Commerce periodically brings in speakers on topics that benefit our members.  

Below you will find links to information that was presented at some of our meetings

 

BlackHawk Technical College Presenttion

Drew Nessbaum Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Jim Chiolino Department of Work Force Development

Mike Matthews Rock County Entrepreneurial Business Development

Rock County Development Alliance Expanding Your Development and Investment Perspective......Connect with Rock County

 

Rock Ready Reports