While the impact COVID-19 is having on our community continues, we have compiled some resources to share with you as we all try to cope and manage our way through these unprecedented times.
SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE FOR EMERGENCY LOANS -
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.
Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program.
In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this GUIDE to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINKS
State of Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau wants area businesses to be aware and equipped with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus Disease, also known as COVID-19. Below are three different reference materials on COVID-19 for the Business Operator, Employees and General Public. Please share within your organization and reference the documents if you, employees and/or visitors have questions.
EMPLOYER Guide to Reducing the Spread of COVID-19
EMPLOYEE Guide to Reducing the Spread of COVID-19
GENERAL PUBLIC Guide to Reducing the Spread of COVID-19
The additional resources below can provide up-to-the-minute information on the disease, details on symptoms, travel advisories, and more.
For Wisconsin specific updates, please reference the Wisconsin Department of Health Services:
For nationwide updates, please reference the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
For multi-language printable resources from the CDC on COVID-19 and proper hygiene:
Information on reducing the stigma caused by COVID-19:
If contacted by the media to make a community-wide comment on COVID-19, please forward to Leah Hauck at the Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau at Leah@wisdells.com or 608.254.8088 ext 346
If pressed by the media to make a comment on behalf of your business or organization specific to COVID-19, we urge you to use the following talking points
(As of March 16, 2020 | 08:00 A.M. CST)
- With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- As a business we are following all current recommendations by the CDC*.
*Please review preventing COVID-19 spread in communities guidelines set by the CDC