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Longwoods Tourism Report - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
According to the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, half of them feel safe to travel this fall season. And two thirds of those who plan to travel will be visiting friends and relatives, while 58% plan on a road trip somewhere in the U.S. Outdoor activities are preferred during pandemic travels, such as visiting national and state parks, fall foliage tours, hiking and biking. read more ...
Encourage Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Anytime this Year to Enroll  - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, allowing people who lost coverage through their employer and were previously prevented from enrolling in coverage due to COVID-19 to apply for coverage through an extended special enrollment period read more ...
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance still available - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
People who are self-employed may be able to apply for (PUA) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance if affected by COVID-19. Please see the following sites for requirements:
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/pua/
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/ui/pua-18774-p.pdf
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Wisconsin Face Covering Order - Friday, July 31, 2020
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Wisconsin Department of Tourism - Wave 16 Report - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Longwoods just released wave 16 of their COVID-19 Travel Sentiment Study.  read more ...
Extension of Paycheck Protection Program - Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM EDT in response to President Trump signing the program's extension legislation. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. read more ...
Wisconsin Department of Tourism Report - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Are you wondering how Tourism in Wisconsin is doing? read more ...
SBA - Restaurants and Bars Still Struggle - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
See Small Business Facts Sheet read more ...
Complete Your 2020 Census - Friday, June 19, 2020
For every person not counted, your county stands to lose $18,000 per decade ($1,800 per year) in government funding. Fill out your Census forms!  read more ...
Wisconsin Farm Support Program - Monday, June 15, 2020
The Wisconsin Farm Support Program is a federally funded program that will provide $50 million of relief to farmers that suffered economic damages in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how to apply. read more ...
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Reopening - Monday, June 15, 2020
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. read more ...
Federal Reserve Board Expands Main Street Lending Program - Monday, June 8, 2020
Allows more Small & Medium-sized Businesses to be able to receive support read more ...
Farmers Market Guidance - Friday, June 5, 2020
Guidance is from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Department of Health Services (DHS), and was provided by Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association (WATA). read more ...
New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance for Construction Industry - Wednesday, May 27, 2020
U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Guidance to Help Construction Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic read more ...
USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers - Friday, May 22, 2020
$1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA BusinessCol & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act read more ...
Wisconsin Safety Council - COVID-19 Information - Friday, May 15, 2020
WSC - Returning to Work 8 Steps read more ...
Columbia County to follow Supreme Court Decision - Friday, May 15, 2020
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the Safer at Home Emergency Order #28 read more ...
CDC Issues Decision Tools for Guidance in Reopening - Friday, May 15, 2020
Check out tools for each type of business to help you reopen. read more ...
WEDC Reopening Guidelines for Various Businesses - Friday, May 15, 2020
Downloadable Files for each Sector read more ...
Supreme Court Overturns Safer at Home Order - Friday, May 15, 2020
Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Evers' Safer at Home Order read more ...
Governor Evers Announcement - #36 Turning the Dial further - Monday, May 11, 2020
EMERGENCY ORDER #36 Interim Order to Turn the Dial
Allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Additionally, allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow all safety precautions and guidelines as outlined in the Safer at Home order.
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WEDC Reopen Guidelines for Businesses - Monday, May 11, 2020
In addition to the requirements outlined in Order #36 and Safer at Home, all essential and nonessential businesses must review and consider the Wisconsin Department of Economic Development guidelines on safe business practices, available here.  read more ...
Wisconsin Restaurant Organization Resources for Restaurants Reopening - Friday, May 8, 2020
WRA has developed information and resources to help restaurants think through some important issues and have useful tools on-hand to be prepared when it is possible to reopen.
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