WMEP Manufacturing Solutions has compiled this partial list of resources and information to help keep yourself, employees and communities safer.
There are also links for information designed support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.
We are working with our local and federal partners on response efforts and how to best support Wisconsin Manufacturers through this crisis.
Below are resources that may help you as you make decisions regarding your employees, business management, supply chain and customers.
Please reach out if you have questions or need assistance.
In the exceptional circumstance that a business is performing essential functions not included in these approved categories, it may request to be designated as essential by submitting this form to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency:
MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL
INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE
Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains,
transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities,
the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.
Is your company able to assist in the production of critical supplies?
The government needs to know. Take the COVID-19 Critical Supplies Survey
Wisconsin Workplace/Employee Recommendations:
Protecting Your Business From Covid-19 (CISA/MEPNN/NIST)
The Importance of Supply Chain Distribution Planning (CISA/MEPNN/NIST)
Responding to a COVID-19 Exposure at Your Business (CISA/MEPNN/NIST)
- FMLA rules have changed, and if you are under 500 employees you need to read this article in full.
- Wisconsin State Department of Health
- State of Wisconsin Executive Orders can be found here.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Key OSHA standards for COVID-19
- Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 (WHO)
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Workplace Tips for Employees
- The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus Resources
- Working from home? Protect your business. Here are some cybersecurity basics. Telework Security Tips
- Bulletin about insurance related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coverage from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC has provided this interim guidance for businesses and employers to help plan and respond to COVID-19.
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- What you need to know about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
They have provided information on how COVID-19 spreads, its symptoms, prevention and treatment, what to do if you are sick and more. See the links below for select sections.
- Latest Updates from the CDC
- How COVID-19 Spreads
- Prevention and Treatment
- What to Do if You Are Sick
- Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
- COVID-19 Information for Travelers
- Preventing Spread in Communities
- Sign up for CDC Email Updates
The World Health Organization (WHO)
- Basic Protective Measures Against COVID-19
- Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
- Phishing Emails & Scam Alert
Drugwatch recently published an article that explains what people with compromised immune systems should know about the COVID-19 virus.
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides interim guidance for employers. Recommendations for an Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan
- World Health Organization (WHO): Phishing Emails & Scam Alert
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Coronavirus Supply Chain Update
- The Importance of Supply Chain Distribution Planning (CISA/MEPNN/NIST)
- Coronavirus Tax Relief
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
- Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know
The U.S. Treasury Department is supporting American workers and businesses who are impacted by the coronavirus.
- Disaster Assistance
Information on the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance.
- Disaster customer service – https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
- Disaster loan application – https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
- To determine your NAICS code – https://www.naics.com/naics-identification-help/
- To determine your NAICS code small business eligibility – https://www.sba.gov/size
- WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation)
- Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans.
- Small Business 20/20 Program
The Small Business 20/20 Program will provide grants of up to $20,000 to assist targeted businesses with cash-flow challenges resulting from COVID-19. Program funds will be made available through approved community development financial institutions.
- Small Business Administration
- SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- The Department of Homeland Security’s Business Continuity Plan Template can help you get started with your plan. More information on business continuity planning is available here.
- Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) hosted a webinar for businesses on March 17, 2020: How your business can withstand a global pandemic outbreak. View the recorded webinar through MMAC’s Coronavirus Guidance & Resources page.
- Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC): Funding Opportunities Web Portal
- Focus on Energy Assisting homeowners and businesses connect to energy-saving resources.