COVID-19 Information

Below are some resources to help you stay healthy and enjoy your time while you #StayHome during COVID-19!

General Information:

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Additonally, loss of taste and/or smell is a symptom that many people have been reporting when they have no other symptoms.  Learn about all the symptoms

What to do if you are sick

Safer at Home Order: 

  • For more information, visit the Safer at Home section on our website.

Blood Banks: 

Testing information

  • Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.  
  • Complete the Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
    • Are you or a loved one feeling sick? Use a confidential symptom tracker in English or Spanish to better understand COVID-19 in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. This online survey should be filled out at the time of sickness, whether or not the person has been tested for coronavirus. From a phone or computer, go to: www.wecountcovid19.com 
  • COVID-19 and Your Privacy: Frequently Asked Questions

Face Masks

Older Adults and Medical Conditions

Pregnant Women & Breastfeeding

Families:

Schools & Childcare

Travel Information

Homeowners & Renters

Business & Employers

  • Please visit the Reopening Guidance page for further information on general guidance and industry-specific guidance.
  • Reopening Guidance: A Guide for the Restaurant Industry
  • Safer at Home Order #28: New Guidance
  • Information for Businesses and Employers
  • In the exceptional circumstance that a business is performing essential functions not included in the approved categories of Safer at Home Order #12, it may request to be designated as essential by submitting a designation request form (bottom of page) on the WEDC website.
  • OSHA Guidance for Workplaces
  • The US Small Business Administration is now offering Express Disaster Bridge loans to small businesses who have an urgent need for cash to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information on the program by reading this memo.
  • Long-term financial assistance for businesses is offered through the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury loan.
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is providing grants for microbusinesses of fewer than twenty people. 
  • The Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition is offering grants to businesses affected by COVID-19. Before filling out this application, please note that you must be a member in good standing.
  • Small and midsize businesses can take advantage of two new payroll tax credits from the US Department of Labor to reimburse the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave for workers.
  • Instructions Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information:

  • Frequently Asked Questions from the Department of Workforce Development
  • If you have been put out of work as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the Safer at Home Executive Order, visit this website to apply for unemployment. The job search requirements and one week waiting period before receiving benefits have both been waived. For more information on Coronavirus and unemployment check out the Department of Workforce Development’s FAQ.
  • Information about Unemployment Insurance
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Information for small businesses
  • Governor Evers Emergency Order #7 regarding unemployment benefit

Schools & Childcare

Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Reducing the spread of germs, #flattenthecurve:

Managing Anxiety and Stress with COVID-19

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