Dane County is currently in Phase 2 of a structured re-opening, with many businesses operating at 25 to 50 percent capacity. Please check with individual businesses before visiting.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Dane County is currently in Phase 2 of a structured re-opening, with many businesses operating at 50 percent capacity. Please check with individual businesses before visiting.

Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected by the health, business, education and daily life impact of COVID-19. The priority now is ensuring the health and well-being of the people who call the greater Madison area home, as well as that of the past and future visitors who are focused on their own communities. We are hopeful that our home will once again be your choice destination after we all overcome this current global challenge.

We have gathered a number of local and national resource links to help residents and visitors navigate this difficult time. We thank our elected officials and agency personnel, non-profit leaders, and especially our healthcare workers who are on the frontline of this public health pandemic.

Impact on Tourism Industry

Local Meeting & Event Cancellations
Destination Madison State of Tourism Press Conference - Recording | Slide Deck

Public Health

CDC
Madison and Dane County
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Forward Dane: Phased Reopening Plan for Dane County

Jobs and Business

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
Destinations International Travel Industry Resources
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Digital Guide
Restaurant Worker Essential Employee Form
Wisconsin SBA Daily Webinars  Register for 10 a.m. | Register for 2 p.m.
WEDC Essential Business Information
U.S. Travel Summary of the CARES Act
WRA Restaurant Industry Toolkit – English | Spanish
Google Ad Credits for Small/Medium Businesses
Best Practices for Businesses
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
WEDC Reopen Guidelines

Community and Individual Support

Safe Communities of Dane County
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Volunteer Your Time
Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry

Business Relief Funds

United Way of Dane County
WEDC Small Business 20/20 Program
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Kiva US Small Business Loan
Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition Wisconsin Small Business Impact Grant
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation: Business Loans
Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loan Fund
Otto Bremer Trust Emergency Fund
James Beard Foundation Relief Fund
Opportunity Fund Coronavirus Relief
Dane County Buy Local Relief Fund
CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program
IRS Employee Employee Retention Credit
IRONAID COVID Support Fund
Save Small Business Fund
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program
Dane County Small Business Pandemic Support Grant
We're All In Small Business Grant

Individual Relief Funds

U.S. Bartenders Guild Emergency Assistance Program
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Fund
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund for Service Workers
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Relief Fund
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
Another Round Another Rally Relief Grant
Convert Kit: Creator Fund
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

Additional Resources

Submit COVID-19 Questions to Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (Enter Code #ASK4BIZ)
Share Impact Stories with Congress