While we know the COVID-19 is testing the limits of all businesses, we are daily trying to gather new information we believe will be helpful to you. Below is a list of recommended resources as you navigate these uncharted waters. 

Safer at Home Guidelines

Best Practices for Businesses

Preparing your Business for Coronavirus

Cares Act Relief Resources - A comprehensive toolkit from the U.S. Travel Association regarding the Cares Act and what it could mean to your business.

The United Way of Dane County is now accepting applications for their COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund. All 501(c)(3) nonprofits, faith groups, community-based organizations and neighborhood groups that are providing services in Dane County are encouraged to apply.

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is trying to help place individuals who are out of work with temporary jobs. If your business is hiring temporary employees, please send any open positions directly to Kristine Hillmer, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. They have also put together a comprehensive toolkit to help restaurants through the COVID-19 outbreak. The toolkit includes information on marketing, unemployment insurance, financial assistance and more. 

Coronavirus.gov - Updates regarding the virus and a round-up of helpful resources by category.

City of Verona – Updates about Verona services

Public Health of Madison and Dane County – Local updates

Center for Disease Control – COVID-19 updates

Verona Area School District - School updates

SBA – Small Business Assistance – loan information

SBA Loans "How To" - A step by step guide for how to apply for the sba disaster loans

WEDC – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – grant information

Unemployment  COVID-19 information from DWD

KIVA - Support local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic

Safer at Home - The order is effective at 8 a.m. on Weds., March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Fri., April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is permissible to leave home. Similarly, if a business is an Essential Business or Operation as defined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue its work that is done in compliance with this order.

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Businesses allowed to operate under the Safer at Home order include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care operations, including home health workers;
  • Critical infrastructure;
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;
  • Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks;
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences;
  • Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities;
  • Child care facilities, with some limitations;
  • Gas stations and auto repair facilities;
  • Banks;
  • Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection;
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians;
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning;
  • Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll; and
  • Law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.