COVID-19 Business Resources

KCEDC information and services during this unprecedented time

In response to the rapidly evolving public health emergency of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), its impact on our region, businesses, investors, and community members, KCEDC has compiled a list of resources. We hope these resources will be of assistance to you as you navigate these turbulent times and the operation of your business. As we learn of additional resources, we will add them to this page, and send email blasts to our contact lists. Please encourage members of your team and other interested people to sign up for these KCEDC newsletters here.

We also encourage you to visit the following websites for the most up-to-date information:

Governor Evers issued “Safer at Home” Order

On March 24, 2020 Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #12, the “Safer at Home” order, closing all Nonessential Wisconsin business until 8:00 am, Friday, April 24, 2020. The WEDC has additional information on this order. You can find definitions of “essential” business details on both the links above. The Department of Homeland Security CISA office has also issued Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.

Kewaunee County Resolution Declaring Public Health Emergency

At the Tuesday March 17, 2020 Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors meeting a Resolution Declaring Public Health Emergency was passed. Also, effective Friday, March 20 at 1 pm all county facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. There will be limited access on case-by-case basis for critical court proceedings & departments by appointment ONLY. For continuing information updates check the Kewaunee County website frequently.

Protective steps to safeguard employees and the community and Human Resource questions

What can businesses do to help?

Where can businesses get help?


Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources Small Business Administrations’ Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here to apply. If the link is not working due to server overload, most of the forms are available on the KCEDC website here.


Additional Small Business Micro Loans and Grants

  • Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC): Current Loan Clients Modification options, contact Jaime Charon: or WWBIC Servicing:
  • For current and new Small Business clients WWBIC fast track loans up to $25,000, contact Michael Hetzel, Director of Lending: for more details.
  • KIVA is now offering $15,000 loans statewide; more information here for business owners looking to borrow.
Additional Resources
Support Local

Now, more than ever, small businesses need your support. If you are doing business with a local provider, and your needs have changed, do your best to postpone the work and not cancel.

FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of Stafford Act, increasing federal support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its role as the lead federal agency for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response. Under this declaration, FEMA, in coordination with HHS, will assist state, local, tribal, territorial governments and other eligible entities with the health and safety actions they take on behalf of the American public.

As of March 19, 2020, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories and one tribe have received 501b Emergency Declarations for COVID-19.

FEMA Regional Administration for Wisconsin

  • James K. Joseph, Regional Administrator
  • Kevin M. Sligh, Deputy Regional Administrator

World Health Organization COVID-19 Updates

This information is provided as a service to help local businesses and community members and is not intended as legal or medical information. Consult the official websites, your legal counsel, medical advisors, and human resources specialists for your specific needs.