COVID-19 Resources

Middleton COVID-19 Resources

Middleton Tourism has created a list of resources to help Middleton businesses and residents navigate COVID-19 resources and information on a city, county and state level. This list was last updated Sept. 9, 2021.

Public Health Madison & Dane County
Effective Sept. 10, face coverings are required among people ages 2 and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present. This is Emergency Order No. 2. The new order includes exemptions for actively playing a wind instrument that has a fabric bell cover, or similar cover, that acts as a face covering and while presenting or performing a religious, political, media, educational, artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation as long as other spacing and vaccination requirements are met.

  • Face coverings are also required while driving or riding in any form of public transportation.
  • This order is in effect through Oct. 8, 2021.

CDC recommendations
Follow this link to review the Center for Disease Control’s current updates and orders. 

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

After June 2, Public Health Madison & Dane County will lift the current health orders. Click on this link to view a guide for businesses to navigate next steps.

CDC: Guide to returning to the workplace

Here is a link to resources by the CDC to help navigate returning to the workplace.

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program 

Emergency Relief Program providing emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced with unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation: Business Loans

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Small Business Administration has begun accepting applications for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund on May 3. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. This fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses.

For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Where to Get Vaccinated

Follow this link to review when you are eligible for the vaccine in Wisconsin and where you can get vaccinated.

COVID-19 paid leave tax credits for small and midsize businesses
Click here

Middleton Economic Relief Loan Program

The Middleton Area Development Corporation (MADC) is collaborating with the City of Middleton to provide a new loan fund known as the Middleton Economic Relief Loan (MERL) program.  The intent of this program is to assist businesses located in the City of Middleton who have been adversely impacted by the COVID virus. Click on the link above for full details.

Gov. Evers announces $100M for economic recovery

Gov. Tony Evers announced a $100 million investment in Wisconsin’s economic recovery as part of the state’s funds received under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. The investment aims to ensure businesses and communities across Wisconsin have additional support and resources to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after the governor recently announced his plan for investing $2.5 billion in federal funding under the American Rescue Plan into the state’s economic recovery and well-being, $600 million of which will go toward supporting small business recovery across the state. Click on link to read full story.

U.S. Travel Association Resource Materials

The American Rescue Plan Act (March 2021) and the End of Year Omnibus Bill (December 2020) include access to relief programs and offerings that will help the travel industry:

Reputation Management
As we continue to open our businesses in Middleton and begin to welcome visitors, it’s especially important to use care with online communications. Here are some tips that can help protect your businesses’ online reputation today and tomorrow.

Middleton Chamber of Commerce resource page
Obtain updated business relief information.

Downtown Middleton Business Association
See a listing of businesses open with modified services during the crisis.

FEMA release: Coronavirus Rumor Control
How to distinguish between rumors and facts.