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Guidelines for Opening Up America Again 
(White House & CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses

COVID-19 Cases by State

Workplace, School and Home Guidance

Cleaning & Disinfectant Guidance for Community Facilities


DATCAP Guidance for Operating during COVID
Released 5/21/2020

WI. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection) Division of Food & Recreational Safety 

Recommendations for Lodging Establishments 

Recommendations for Reopening Restaurants, Retail Food Businesses

Industry Guidelines for the Badger Bounce Back Plan
Released 5/8/2020
(Governor Tony Evers, Wi. Department of Agriculture, Wi. Department of Tourism, Wi. Department of Health Services, Wi. Economic Development Corporation)


Restaurants & Food Service

Entertainment & Amusement 
(including arcades, indoor and outdoor waterparks, and pool-specific guidance)

Retail Services 
(including spas, fresh or to-go food items, other in-house services)

Gyms & Fitness Facilities 
(including fitness centers)

Public Facilities 
(including visitor centers, and attractions)

(including drivers – shuttles, etc)

General Guidelines 

Wisconsin Safety Council - Returning to Work
Released 5/14/2020 

Summarized guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and National Safety Council (NSC) on how to safely open and operate businesses. 

Emergency Order 32 Interim Order to Turn the Dial
Effective April 29, 2020 at 8 am - duration of Safer at Home Order

(Wi. Department of Health Services)

Emergency Order 31 Badger Bounce Back
Effective April 24 - May 5, 2020
(Office of Governor Tony Evers)

​Badger Bounce Back Fact Sheet

Badger Bounce Back Plans

Safer at Home Extension FAQs
Updated April 27, 2020
(Office of Governor Tony Evers)

Emergency Order 28 - Safer at Home Order 
Expires April 24, 2020 at 8 am
(Wi. Department of Health Services)

Emergency Order 12 - Safer at Home Order
Expires April 24, 2020 at 8 am
(Wi. Department of Health Services)

Information for Wisconsin Employers
(Wi. Department of Workforce Development)

Application Period: Monday, June 15 at 8:00 am - Tuesday, June 23 at 11:59 pm

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will issue 30,000 grants of $2,500 to Wisconsin small businesses to help them get back on their feet amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the grants will help small businesses with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory.
A business may apply for the We're All In Small Business Grant if it:
  • Was in business in February 2020. Businesses that started in 2020 are not eligible;
  • Is Wisconsin-based and for-profit;
  • Employs 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the owner; and
  • Has more than $0 but less than $1 million in annual revenues.
We're All in FAQs 

Applicant Checklist

NAICS Code Search Portal 


The Small Business 20/20 Program provides grant funds to approved community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Approved CDFIs will award grants of up to $20,000 to their existing loan clients to assist with cash-flow challenges resulting from COVID-19.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Small Business Association (loan application)

SBA Loan Guide (AHLA)

Summary of the SBA provisions in the CARES Act (AHLA)

Interim Final Rule on Requirements for Promissory Notes Authorizations Affiliation and Eligibility
(US Treasury Department)

PPA FAQs - Updated 4/23/2020
(Treasury Department)

Information needed when applying for a Small Business Loan:

  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates
  • Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return
  • Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202)
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413)
  • ​Profit and loss statements​


Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses 

Coronavirus Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Travel Advisories

COVID CARES Act Relief Resources

Travel Industry Research

Live Updates: How COVID 19 is Affecting
the Meetings Industry

(Northstar Meetings Group)

Travel Companies Adjust Policies to
Allow for Changes, Cancellations

(Meetings and Conventions)

Marketing in the Age of Coronavirus


The Facts About Coronavirus

Guide to Accessing Small Business Loans

COVID-19 Hotel Liability Exposure Guide

COVID-19 Resource Guide - (AHLA - members only) If you are not an AH&LA member, contact Lexie in the WH&LA office at 262-782-2851 Ext. 15 or 
to register and receive access.

Payment Protection Program FAQs

Unemployment Guidance for States


Action Alert - Urge Congress to Authorize Additional Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program

Join AHLA's Letter Urging Corrections to the CARES Act

Action Alert - Share your experience with the PPP Application

AHLA's Hospitality for Hope Initiative 

Coronavirus Survival Tips for Hotels (

Travel Industry Leaders Respond to Coronavirus Concerns (Lodging News)





BEYOND THE CURVE: Back-To-Business Checklist

BEYOND THE CURVE: Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQs For Employers

Comprehensive and Updated FAQ’s For Employers on COVID-19 Coronavirus 

FAQ’s for Employers COVID-19 

State-by-State COVID-19 Issues to Consider for the Private Sector

COVID-19 Data Bank - Templates & Forms

Considerations for Responding to the Coronavirus  (Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP)