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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 4, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Wisconsin, we recommend that you visit the Department of Workforce Development's COVID-19 Resources, the Department of Health Services' COVID-19 Response Resources for Wisconsinites or the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Guidelines for Reopening All Business Sectors

Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Orders $31 and #36 (available here and here, respectively) regarding its reopening plan Badger Bounce Back. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to provide guidance to businesses while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. The WEDC encourages businesses to check back regularly for updates to guidelines and the addition of new industry documents.

Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Dates Available

Please see here for reopening phases.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Please contact the WEDC at (608) 210-6700.

List of Additional Information

More information on Governor Evers’ reopening plans are available here and here. The WEDC guidelines are available here.

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