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 June 3, 2021.
Effective on June 2, Public Health Madison & Dane County will lift all public health orders, including mask requirements, and gathering and capacity limits. Businesses and organizations may choose to enforce their own policies . Full press release here. To view Emergency Order No. 16 here. Public Health Madison & Dane County strongly recommends that school and youth settings continue to require masks in indoor settings, as outlined in the latest CDC guidance.
Masks may still be required in some places due to federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Examples of places were masks are still required include public transportation like buses and airplanes and healthcare settings. See the CDC’s mask page for information on wearing a mask.
If you are fully vaccinated
You are fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or it has been at least two weeks after you Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
You do not need to wear a mask or physically distance from others (except where required, as outlined above).
If continuing to wear a mask makes you feel comfortable, go for it!
If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated
The CDC recommends that anyone ages two and older wear a mask in indoor public spaces. CDC also recommends masks outdoors for unvaccinated people in certain circumstances .
The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program will award $420 million to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to support businesses who are hardest hit by the pandemic and are key to Wisconsin making a strong recovery. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and is funded with money received from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act. Application is open Monday, May 24, and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7.
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.
Here is a link to resources by the CDC to help navigate returning to the work place.
The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) has announced a new Emergency Loan Fund (COVID-19) in response to the negative impact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the Wisconsin business community.
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 unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.
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.
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)
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. SBA also offers additional COVID-19 relief.
COVID-19 paid leave tax credits for small and midsize businesses
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. 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:
- 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.
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.