Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published two additional answers to its list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new answers clarify when employers must report COVID-19 in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities.

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FAQ's for the Emergency Order - Limiting of Public Gatherings

Frequently asked questions regarding Emergency Order 3, limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of occupancy.

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Emergency Order - Limiting of Public Gatherings

On October 6, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order 3, limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building's total occupancy, with some exceptions. This directive is effective at 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until Nov. 6, 2020.

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Wisconsin's Face Covering Order

On July 30, 2020, Governor Tony Evers issued an order which requires everyone ages five and older to wear a face covering when they are in an enclosed space outside of their household. It goes into effect on August 1, 2020, and is set to end on September 28, 2020.

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Return to Work Planning - Quick Guide

This Quick Guide provides an overview of the most common aspects to consider when returning employees to work.

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Guide to Creating a Return to Work Action plan

This customizable document can be used when planning to reopen a business.

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Business Interruption Coverage during COIVD-19

A Frequently Asked Questions document regarding business interruption insurance, published by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).

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Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave under the FFCRA Poster

This DOL poster describes employees' paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employers should post this notice where other legal notices are posted for employees at the company, or send it electronically to employees working remotely.

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DOL Outlines Coronavirus Relief Law’s Paid Leave Requirements

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, 2020, requires employers to provide paid leave to workers for certain purposes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Compliance Bulletin contains guidance from the DOL about the new paid leave requirements.

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Support Local Businesses

Coronavirus has created a temporary new normal for all of us. As we stay home in support of the #saferathome measures, many small, local business are struggling. It’s up to all of us as community members and clients to help support our local businesses. Here are some ways you can help from home.

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Steps for Employers - Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Employers are increasingly faced with the question of what to do when an employee is confirmed, or suspected, to have COVID-19. This document outlines a general plan that employers can follow in those situations.

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FFCRA Update from von Briesen

This document summarizes the most recent general guidance provided by the von Briesen law firm.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law a coronavirus relief bill requiring employers to provide paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19, among other provisions. This Legal Update summarizes the law.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary

This Title-by-Title Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act describes each section of the act.

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Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist from CDC

This checklist identifies important, specific activities large businesses can do now to prepare, many of which will also help you in other emergencies.

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COVID-19 And Your Workplace Checklist

Consider the strategies outlined in this checklist to ensure that your workplace is prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employee Work from Home Guide

Use this guide to outline your company’s telecommuting, or work from home, policy and expectations, and educate your employees on best practices for working from home. Please note that this guide requires extensive customization to reflect your organization's policies on telecommuting.

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19

This one-page fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an overview of COVID-19 and coronaviruses in general.

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Symptoms of COVID-19

Learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 with this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What to do if you are Sick with COVID-19

This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for what to do if you are sick with COVID-19.

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA has published this guide to help employers prepare for COVID-19 issues in the workplace. The guide does not create new or additional employer obligations.

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Compliance Considerations for Employers

This Compliance Bulletin provides a summary of compliance issues facing employers in this situation.

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Communicable Disease Policy

This editable policy explains the procedure for dealing with communicable diseases in the workplace.

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Workers' Compensation and COVID-19

How might workers' compensation insurance respond to COVID-19? Does COVID-19 create a workers' compensation exposure for my business? This document provides guidance on these questions.

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Business Income Loss and COVID-19

Many businessowners are asking about Business Income and Business Interruption coverage, as it relates to COVID-19.

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Commercial General Liability Coverage and COVID-19

This document explains how Commercial General Liability policies respond to COVID-19.

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Health Insurance and COVID-19

Does Health Insurance cover COVID-19? This sheet explains coverage.

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Life Insurance and COVID-19

This page summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on life insurance policies.

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Is it Coronavirus, Flu, or Cold?

If you're not feeling well, it may be difficult to determine whether your symptoms are indicative of Coronavirus, Seasonal Flu, or the Common Cold.

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For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following websites:

 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Please note: The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Cybersecurity and Common Scams

Employer Resources

Additional Information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):

Guidance for Employer Planning

Employee Benefits Resources

Each health insurance carrier is responding in a slightly different manner, although all are required to cover the costs of testing for COVID-19. Please check the insurance company’s website for more details.
Please check the websites of the following life and disability companies for their policies regarding COVID-19.

General Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Symptom Assessment

  • Doctor on Demand provides a 2 minute risk assessment to help you determine what precautions you should take. The assessment should take less than two minutes and will provide you with personalized prevention recommendations based on your answers.
  • If you think that you are sick, here is what you should do.

How Business Insurance Responds to COVID-19


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