Reopening Guidance and Toolkits
WEDC Guidelines and Toolkits
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) created new guidelines and best practices for businesses transitioning into recovery.
A few general guidelines provided by WEDC include:
- Implement telework and other social distancing practices
- Require employees to stay home when sick
- Promote hand-washing
- Provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies for cleaning and disinfecting workspaces
- In workplaces where it is not possible to eliminate face-to-face contact, consider assigning higher-risk employees work tasks that allow them to maintain a six-foot distance from others
WEDC provides more general guidelines here for keeping offices and workspaces clean, conducting meetings and implementing social distancing policies. If you’re looking for guidelines that are industry specific, visit WEDC’s website where they cover over 15 Wisconsin industries from agriculture and construction to salons and gyms. Be sure to visit these resources regularly as they are updated with new information as it becomes available.
Click here to view WEDC's webinar and presentation on reopening restaurants.
Click here to view information on the WEDC's small business grants.
BOMA International's Guide to Building Re-entry
BOMA International assembled a document, Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19, that features guidelines for preparing commercial properties for the safe return of office tenants, building personnel, visitors, vendors and contractors. This document also identifies other operational and safety procedures that should be implemented, updated or enhanced. Click here to view the document.
MMAC Health & Safety Toolkit
MMAC and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) partnered to develop a toolkit to help businesses identify risks and implement health and safety procedures. Click here to view the toolkit.
Milwaukee Magazine Stimulus Program
Milwaukee Magazine announced a $50,000 commitment to help small businesses attract new and returning customers by giving back. The magazine will match invested funds, dollar for dollar, to support these businesses in their advertising efforts. Click here to learn more.