Appleton Downtown Inc. gathered local, state and federal resources to keep our community and small businesses informed during the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource will be updated regularly.
We have received several inquires regarding non essential businesses. We know the Governor’s order is open to many variations of interpretation.The Appleton Police Department has reached out to us to remind you that your business must be closed to the public.
What if my business or operation is NON essential?
Within the Safer at Home order: All businesses, including Essential Businesses and Operations, shall, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e., work from home).
All businesses are authorized to conduct “Minimum Basic Operations” under Section 14, which include the following, provided that employees comply with Social Distancing Requirements, to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations: (a)the minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business's inventory, preserve the condition of the business's physical plant and equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions, including where these functions are outsourced to other entities and (b) the minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences.
Share your best practices with us and we will continue to add to the list!
CARES Act: Passages of the CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
- CLICK HERE for a summary from the U.S. Chamber
- Information for Wisconsin workers from Senator Baldwin’s office – READ MORE
Financial Assistance: Businesses may be asked to supply the following information as part of loan application processes. (Don’t forget to check with your accountant or lender prior to completing the paperwork.):
Loans/Grants: CLICK HERE to access additional loans and grants information on The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce website from various sources.
If you would like to be added to the list, please email Lynn@appletondowntown.org