COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

The Chamber is doing its best to help our members navigate through the uncharted waters of the coronavirus crisis. First and foremost, we care about the health and well-being of all of you, and hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones, and following the most important guideline of social distancing to mitigate the spread of the illness. We are working daily to find the best ways to help as well as keep ourselves informed.

We look forward to a time when we can gather and visit your stores, offices, restaurants, etc. in person. Until that time, the Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation have released the following guidelines for the incremental reopening of businesses. Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns regarding these guidelines.

WEDC REOPENING GUIDELINES   RESTORE YOUR ECONOMY GUIDELINES   Wisconsin Safety Council   

WINNEBAGO COUNTY REOPENING GUIDANCE   OUTAGAMIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION


GENERAL GUIDELINES   

  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Guidance for Reopening
  • The Badger Bounce Back plan recommends that people over age 60 and those who are medically vulnerable should continue to shelter in place through Phases 1 and 2 for some businesses and operations. Refer to the Badger Bounce Back plan for details.
  • Have conversations with employees if they express concerns. Some people may be at higher risk of severe illness. This includes older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions.
  • By using strategies that prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, you will protect all employees, including those at higher risk. These strategies 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 supplies.
    • Regularly clean and disinfect workspaces.
    • In workplaces where it’s 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.

OTHER REOPENING RESOURCES 

Read more general guidelines on reopening your business (wedc.org) 


REOPENING BY INDUSTRY

In addition to the general guidelines, find more detailed information for your industry's reopening guidelines below:

AGRICULTURE

AIRLINES

AUTOMOTIVE

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

ENTERTAINMENT

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS

HOSPITALITY/LODGING

MANUFACTURING

OUTDOOR GATHERINGS

OUTDOOR RECREATION

PERSONAL SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

PUBLIC FACILITIES

RESTAURANTS / FOOD SERVICES

RETAIL

TRANSPORTATION

WAREHOUSE / WHOLESALE TRADE

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