COVID-19 Community Updates
- CDC Coronavirus - COVID-19
- Wisconsin Department of Health COVID-19
- State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Information
- COVID-19 Rental Assistance Government Grants
- Walworth County COVID-19 Information
- SBA - COVID-19 Relief Options & Additional Information
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide
- U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
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- Rental Assistance
- Additional Resources from the Small Business Administration Updated June 10, 2020
- THRIVE Economic Development COVID- 19 Business Resources
- WCEDA - COVID-19 Business Resources
- League of Wisconsin Municipalities COVID-19 - Coronavirus Resources
- Potential suppliers for PPE, signage, and other items from the WEDC
- "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" program Department of Administration Website
- "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" program PDF Information Guide
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Focus Forward Podcast Ep 3: President Ray Cross and the UW System - Ray Cross, president of the University of Wisconsin system, discusses students’ desire to thrive despite COVID-19 university closures. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Cross about Wisconsin’s future and the investments we can make as we return from the pandemic.
Links from June 4, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
- ThriveED Back to Business Program
- Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
- WCEDA Resources Page
- USDA Rural Development Resources
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COVID-19 Data & Statistics
COVID-19 statistics for Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock Counties are updated daily. Visit the following web pages to view the data for yourself:
|Walworth County||Jefferson County||Rock County|
|Positive Tests (Confirmed) Cases||574||237||853|
|Currently Hospitalized||2 case||11% of cases||11% of cases|
|Isolating at Home||44 cases||-||-|
Wisconsin DHS County-Level Data – Number of positive cases and deaths by county (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm)
Wisconsin Summary Data (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm)
County-Level Data (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm)
Mapped Cases by County (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/cases-map.htm)
Walworth County Division of Public Health – COVID-19 page (https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/856/COVID-19)
Walworth County COVID Response Hub (https://coronavirus-response-walworth-county-1-walco.hub.arcgis.com/)
Jefferson County – COVID-19 Dashboard (https://sites.google.com/view/jeffersoncountywicovid-19/home)
Rock County COVID-19 Data (https://infogram.com/1pv009gnlnrrprixvvk7j1x9wnfr7v1nkn1?live)
June 29, 2020- Key COVID-19 Updates for the Whitewater Community
Public Health Update
- Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain low in Walworth County and health care continues to report adequate capacity.
- Data snap shots will now be provide on Thursdays. This allows for better analysis and data quality.
- Check out the Walworth County HHS Facebook page for continued updates and FAQ documents
- DHS has released guidance for Safer Visits at Assisted Living Facilities
- WIAA has released sport specific guidance.
- A great article from Wisconsin Emergency Management on Fire Work Safety
Question and Answer
How do I know if my staff should come in to work?
- The following is a flow chart that can help with discussions regarding returning to work. Going to Work Screener
- We are seeing many people go to work with mild symptoms. It is very important that even if you have mild symptoms, like a headache or sore throat, you stay home and discuss with your health care provider. This can drastically help reduce transmission of many different illnesses.
Where can I find resources to support employers in my community to create and maintain safer workplace environments?
- The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation guidance is not just for reopening. It has great resources to support employers in continuing to maintain safer operations.
What information is being provided to restaurants that are closing due to positive cases?
- Businesses with confirmed cases are receiving contact from Public Health
- Public Health reviews the guidelines available from DHS, WEDC, and CDC specific to their industry and help businesses identify what steps they should take
- Continuing to follow physical distancing practices and adhering to WEDC guidelines are best practices for most businesses as we move through this pandemic
May 15, 2020- Key COVID-19 Updates for the Whitewater Community
Municipal Facility Closures
Though the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the Governor’s Safer At Home order (Order #28), many of the practices outlined in the Governor’s order were of significant value in protecting the health and safety of employees. Because the dangers associated with the spread of COVID-19 remain, the City of Whitewater will continue with modified operations until further notice. As a result, municipal facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice. This standard will be reevaluated on or before June 1, 2020. Any updates or changes will be provided publicly via this page as well as the City’s other media outlets.
May 14, 2020- Key COVID-19 Updates for the Whitewater Community
View the May 14, 2020 press release from City Manager, Cameron Clapper in reference to the changes made to the Safer at Home Emergency Order #28.
March 31, 2020- SBA Paycheck Protection Program
To All Whitewater Businesses:
Please see the below information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which was signed into law by President Trump on Friday (March 27th). Special thanks to Knight Public Affairs for assembling this information.
Individuals with questions should contact their preferred lender for more details.
The CARES Act will put the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses and nonprofits into action.
The SBA is finalizing the regulations and requirements for the PPP and banks are waiting for guidance on how to move forward, however it is important for you to get with your lender now to be prepared in every way you can.
The documents below will help you begin the process:
Here are more COVID-19 procedures and announcements that may be helpful to you: