The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center wants to make sure our members and community are receiving the most current and reliable information regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus.

We have created this resource page to offer guidance for businesses and help you monitor the situation both locally and nationally.

American Society of Employers (ASE)

FAQ’s for Potential HR Issues Arising from the Coronavirus.   Website

America's Small Business Development Center

America’s SBDCs are working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  They encourage you to contact your local SBDC for assistance with questions and challenges your business might face as a result of the current situation.   Website

Aspirus Langlade Hospital

Aspirus is working to keep the community healthy and prevent the spread of infection. Aspirus has put temporary visitor restrictions in place to minimize disease transmission, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.   Website 

Associated Bank

Associated Bank is introducing COVID-19 Relief Program, which is designed to alleviate some of the financial hardships you may face as a result of illness or workplace changes. This program features:
  • The suspension of fees on a range of loan and deposit products for up to 90 days.
  • Payment deferrals for up to 90 days on consumer, mortgage and small business loans.
  • Temporary payment relief assistance and fee waivers for consumer and small business credit cards.
  • The suspension of foreclosure activity on homes and new repossession activities for 60 days.
Additional details, including information on how to receive these benefits, are available at their website.  There you will also find information about your current banking options and answers to questions you may have about these services.   Website

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank has introduced a flexible financial relief program for your personal and small business banking financial situation. For more details on this program, please visit link below.   Website

CARES Act and The Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program was created under the CARES Act to provide federally guaranteed loans to help small businesses maintain payroll and pay certain other expenses. The loans offered through this program are up to 100 percent forgivable if the business maintains payroll.

Business owners will be able to apply for these loans at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The SBA has many well-established lending partners including many community banks.

CARES Act Small Business Guide and Checklist   Document
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Business   Document
The Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act   Document 
Federal CARES Act Summary   Document 

CDC COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's website offers up to date information in all areas of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Website

Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy Response to COVID-19 (CROWE)

In addition to its health impact, COVID-19 is leading to unprecedented economic disruption. Recently, the faculty and staff at the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE) at UW-Madison have been working to track and analyze the economic impact of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and around the world.    Website

Community Calendar

For updates and cancellations for events and meetings in Langlade County.  Community Calendar

Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment Benefits

If your workplace shuts down due to COVID-19, you will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.  To Apply
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA):    Website
DWD General COVID-19 Information:   Website

Governor Tony Ever's Website

View up to date announcements from the Governor regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.  Website
View Executive Orders:   Website

Press Releases: Website

Langlade County Emergency Management

If you would like to potentially receive "as necessary" updates regarding COVID-19 in Langlade County, you can now send "ALCCOVID19" to 888-777 and subscribe to text alerts. If you'd like to receive alerts longer than a text message, they recommend subscribing to Health Information & Health News through Everbridge

Langlade County Health Department

The CDC and WI DHS continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Huneir Province, China. As this outbreak continues to expand, the Langlade County Health Department will continue to update this page with the most up to date information and guidance available.  Website

Langlade County Take-Out and Delivery Information

Now more than ever, let's support our local restaurants by utilizing their delivery/carry-out services and drive-thru during the COVID-19 restrictions. The page provides delivery, carry-out, menus and any other details we should know. Let's support Langlade County business! Visit the Facebook page here.

Northcentral Regional Planning Commission

Northcentral Regional Planning Commission announces Business Disaster Recovery Microloan (BDRM) program is to provide short-term assistance to businesses affected by disaster events.  Website

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

"Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19" publication.  Publication

USA Gov

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 and for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House.   Website

US Department of Labor

Q&A: Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Website       
Employee Rights Poster.  Website   

US Small Business Administration

SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.  Website
Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by directing $349 billion towards job retention and business operating expenses. Website

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. DHS is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life. Visit their website for COVID-19 information.   Website 

 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The WEDC Board of Directors on March 17, 2020 approved $5 million in funding for the program, which will be known as Small Business 20/20. SB20/20 will provide grants of up to $20,000 to targeted businesses with no more than 20 employees to cover rent and to meet payroll expenses, including paid leave (including sick, family and other leave related to COVID-19).  Website
Essential Business Declaration:
Businesses fitting the following definitions are allowed to continue operations, according to the Governor's Order. In the exceptional circumstance that a business is performing essential functions not included in these approved categories, it may request to be designated as essential by submitting a form to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  Website

 

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