Let’s Go Wisconsin – support the state’s Travel Pledge
Business and health care organizations from across Wisconsin have put together a message encouraging residents and visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, wearing a mask and washing their hands.
Travel Wisconsin is also asking those who are considering travel to follow local guidelines and regulations in communities they visit. Learn more about Wisconsin’s Travel Pledge and Travel Wisconsin’s #WeAreAllIn initiative.
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 April 9, 2021.
Follow this link to review when you are eligible for the vaccine in Wisconsin and where you can get vaccinated.
SBA and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Follow this link to learn the most up-to-date information about the Paycheck Protection Program. SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021.
COVID-19 paid leave tax credits for small and midsize businesses
IRS details which employers are entitled to credits for employee retention as well as paid sick and family leave. Click here.
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.
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:
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Employee Retention Tax Credit
- Shuttered Venue Operator Grants
- SBA Express Loans
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Coronavirus Relief Fund
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund
- Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
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.
Follow this link to learn more about vaccine distribution and eligibility in Dane County.
Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Emergency Order No. 15 P . The order is in effect April 7, 2021. Order No. 15 states face coverings are required for all individuals five years and older when in an enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit are present; in line to enter any enclosed building; driving or riding in any vehicle where other people, except for
members of the person’s own household or living unit are present. Face coverings are strongly recommended in all other settings, including outdoors, when it is not possible to maintain six (6) feet physical distancing. Exceptions are listed in the link above.
Under the new order, the following rules apply toward gatherings:
Gatherings Inside. A Gathering inside where food or drink is offered or provided is limited to 150 individuals or less, not including employees. A Gathering inside where food or drink is not offered or provided is limited to 350 individuals or less, not including employees. Numbers must be limited to ensure individuals who are not members of the same household or living unit maintain six feet physical distancing at all times. Gatherings Outside. Numbers must be limited to ensure individuals who are not members of the same household or living unit maintain six feet physical distancing at all times.
On March 8, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance for people who are fully vaccinated.
Dane County mandatory mask order
Dane County has issued a mandatory mask order for those 5 years and older while in public spaces, unless they fall under one of the exemptions listed on the Public Health Madison & Dane County website. Face coverings are required inside any establishment that isn’t your home/temporary lodging like a hotel room, while in line to go indoors, and if taking public transportation. Individuals are not required but are encouraged to wear face coverings when outside, especially in busy areas where social distancing is difficult.
Dane County mandatory mask order-for business
Follow this link to the bottom of the page to read tips on following and enforcing Dane County’s mask order. Businesses are also required to post this sign in their businesses. All residential buildings are required to post this sign.
Public Health Madison & Dane County
See important local health information that’s updated daily.
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.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) digital guide
Find strategies and resources for small businesses.
FEMA release: Coronavirus Rumor Control
How to distinguish between rumors and facts.
Wisconsin Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Toolkit
Tips to help food service operators.
Relief and recovery resources for your business (reopening guidelines)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety.