In efforts to keep our communities safe, I strongly encourage everyone to adhere to Governor Evers' "Safer-at-Home" order and Mayor Barrett's "Stay-at-Home" order, practice social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, wash your hands frequently and stay informed on the most updated guidance from public health officials. Together, through all of our efforts, we will get through this.

Find resources to help you and your family during the coronavirus pandemic. 

General Information

Coronavirus Cases in Milwaukee

Coronavirus Cases in Wisconsin

Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus

Wisconsin's "Safer-at-Home" Order

Orden De Emergencia Orden Mas Seguro En Casa

Milwaukee's "Stay-at-Home" Order

Coronavirus: Issues Related to Vaccines and Treatment

Helping Meet Your Immediate Needs

Gaining Access to Food


For Students and Children: If your Milwaukee Public School students needs a meal during school closures, there are 20 distribution areas where students can pick up meals. Find locations here.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee is also providing meals to children, 18 years old and younger.

Find answers here to questions on how the pandemic will impact USDA Child Nutrition programs.

For Adults and Children: The Hunger Task Force has compiled a map of sites that provide food to adults and children throughout Milwaukee. Find locations here.

Assistance During Unemployment

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has stated that if you lost your job because your company closed as a result of the pandemic, you are eligible to receive unemployment    insurance if you meet certain criteria. And as of March 17th, Governor Evers issued an emergency order and waived the work search requirement for unemployment benefits.
You can apply for unemployment benefits here.

Servicios de Beneficios del Seguro de Desempleo de Wisconsin

The Department of Labor has provided information for employees and employers on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which expands paid sick leave and paid family leave:

Housing

Tips for Milwaukee Tenants

Tips for Milwaukee Landlords

Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services (Housing Division)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coronavirus Resources

MacConon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

Utility Assistance

Public Service Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Valcq has suspended all utility disconnections. Customers can also request deferred payment plans and companies can
offer budget plans to  help customers manage their bills If you have questions about your utility service, click here

New COVID-19 Energy Assistance Guidelines

Energy Assistance Program

Education
If your student requires an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and you have questions about their education requirements during the pandemic, click here.

Student Loans

If you are struggling to pay your student loans during the pandemic, you could be placed in administrative forbearance, which would temporarily allow you stop making loan payments without facing penalties. 

Educational Resources for Students

Library of Congress Resources

Smithsonian Resources

Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

If you are a small business owner and have questions about how to receive assistance during the pandemic, click here.

Wisconsin's Economic Development Corporation announced grants to small businesses that have been impacted by the public health crisis. Find more information here.

Find out here if your business is considered an essential or non-essential service under Governor Evers' Safer at Home order.

Additional Resources for Small Businesses

Information for Small Business Owners Regarding the Third Coronavirus Relief Package
 
Apply for an Economic Injury Loan through the Small Business Administration here.

Child Care

Governor Evers has issued an order that restricts capacity of childcare centers to no more than 50 children or 10 staff members.

Find resources here if you are a health care worker in need of child care

Transportation

COVID-19 Information from Wisconsin's Department of Transportation

Information on the Milwaukee County Transit System's Reduced Services

The Hop Streetcar Schedule (Beginning March 26th)

Seniors

To help ensure seniors can safely buy groceries, all Pick ‘n Save, and Metro Market stores will hold hours for only the elderly to shop. The hours will be from 6-8 am, seven days a week.

Milwaukee seniors (older than age 60) who meet certain income criteria can receive a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force.

The Milwaukee County on Aging is providing home-delivered meals and food available for pick up.   

Finances

Wisconsin Bank Resources

Several banks are providing assistance for customers facing financial troubles, please check with your banking institution to know which resources are available to you and for the most updated information.

Associated Bank

US Bank

Chase Bank

Wells Fargo

TD Bank

Quicken Loans

Bank of America

Economic Impact Payment Information
 
General Information
Deadline Extension for Tax Filing and Federal Income Payment 

Economic Impact Payments: What you Need to Know

Submit your Banking Information Here to Receive your Stimulus Check Through Direct Deposit

FAQs on Rebates (Direct Cash Payments)

FAQs on Unemployment Benefits and Direct Cash Payments

Information for SSI Non-Filers
Registration for Economic Impact Payment for Non-Filers

Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments

Guidance on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients

Nueva información sobre los Pagos de estímulo económico de COVID-19 para los beneficiarios de Seguro Social y Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, por sus siglas en inglés) 

Veterans

The Veterans Benefits Center is no longer allowing face-to-face appointments. Visit MyWisVets.com to determine if you are eligible for certain benefits.

The Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center will now only fill prescriptions for hospital discharges and emergency requests.

COVID-19 Updates from Wisconsin's Department of Veterans Affairs 

Voting

Drive-up Early Voting in Milwaukee
  
Resources for Domestic Violence Victims

Emergency Shelter Resources

Housing, Legal and Emergency Help 

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Scams

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

Resources on the Third Coronavirus Relief Package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Unemployment Compensation Information

2020 Reembolsos: Respuestas a las preguntas más comunes

Information on Other Coronavirus Relief Packages 

Summary of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act 

Summary of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act

COVID-19 Newsletters

Read my newsletter on COVID-19 resources here.

Read a May 4th newsletter update here.

Read an April 17th newsletter update here.

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