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The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is imparting an unprecedented burden on businesses, municipalities, schools and individuals around the globe. Restaurants are being forced to close or operate in a limited capacity, supply chains are extensively disrupted and impeding manufacturers, commercial tenants are at risk due to potential revenue shortfalls, and health care institutions are overwhelmed with patients in many regions. The impact multiplies by the hour. While there are many questions arising that are industry-specific, there are also a variety of foundational matters for all entities to review, consider and employ.

Davis|Kuelthau has organized a multidisciplinary team to monitor and address the vast range of litigation, regulatory and transactional challenges faced by companies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. We are regularly issuing guidance and have begun assembling a summary of some of the many local, state and federal resources available to help businesses with their pandemic preparedness and response efforts. Our team will continue to develop, update and share guidance directly as well as via this resource site in the days ahead. Please consider the fluid nature of the situation and that all information shared is thus current as of the date that it was posted. It is important to also consult federal, state, county and city health agency websites regularly.

As always, we are here for you.

Be safe and be well.

D|K’s Recent Private and Public Sector Guidance

Webinar: Understanding the CARES Act — Presented by BizTimes Media, April 8, 2020

Take Caution with Filing Deadlines During COVID-19 Crisis, April 1, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Finally Weighs in on the CARES Act Allowing Waiver of Patent-Related and Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines, April 1, 2020

IRS Issues Strict Rules and Documentation Requirements for Required Paid Leave Credit, Launches Employee Retention Credit, April 1, 2020

The “Small Business Exemption” to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Who Qualifies? And What is the Exemption?, April 1, 2020

Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program: Factors for Considering a Loan, April 2, 2020

EPA Issues Guidance on Enforcement Discretion During COVID-19 Pandemic, March 30, 2020

Governor Evers Orders Suspension of Evictions and Foreclosures for 60 Days During COVID-19 Crisis, March 30, 2020

Updates Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act Date Change, March 30, 2020


Webinar: Managing Your Workforce in the #SaferAtHome Era, March 30, 2020


CARES Act Includes Financial Support for Nursing Homes, March 27, 2020

Landlords and Lenders Encouraged to Consider Creative Options (Updated March 27, 2020), March 24, 2020

CARES Act Passed Providing Forgivable Loans to Maintain Business Continuity in Trying Times (Updated March 27, 2020), March 26, 2020

CARES Act: Robust Tax Benefits for Businesses, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES): Title IV – Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the United States Economy, March 26, 2020

$2 Trillion Stimulus CARES Act – Educational and Labor Impacts, March 26, 2020

CARES Act: Historic Senate Legislation to Provide Individuals with Personal Tax Rebates Among Other Tax Advantages (Updated March 27, 2020), March 26, 2020

Claiming Tax Credits For Paid Leave Under The Emergency Family And Medical Leave Act And The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, March 26, 2020

Old Fashioned to Go? Alcohol Beverages May Be Ordered on a Carry-Out Basis During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 26, 2020


Guidance for Businesses Resolving Multiple “Shelter in Place” Orders and Differing Definitions of “Essential Business”, March 25, 2020


Anticipatory Breach of Contracts May Become More Common in a Time of Uncertainty, March 25, 2020

Community Organizations Create Fund to Offer Grants to Support Northeast Wisconsin Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19, March 25, 2020

SEC Emphasizes Anti-Fraud Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic, March 25, 2020


Are You an “Essential Business” in Wisconsin Under the Safer At Home Order?, March 24, 2020


Stay-At-Home and Safer At Home Orders Impose Restrictions on Residential Landlords and Rental Property Managers, March 24, 2020

Practical Technology Considerations for Employers Implementing Work at Home, March 23, 2020

Guidance to Manufacturers in Managing Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis, March 23, 2020

Governor Evers Announces Order Allowing Only Essential Businesses to Remain Open; Designations for Wisconsin Are Pending, March 23, 2020



Employer Guidance: Preparing for a Positive COVID-19 Test Among Employees, March 23, 2020


Proceed, Pause or Be Damned? Immediate Construction Contract Considerations for Owners and Contractors, March 20, 2020

Emergency Use of Remote Online Notarization, March 20, 2020

Borrowers Under SBA 504 and SBA 7(a) Loan Programs Eligible for Deferral of Principal, Interest and Fees for up to Six Months, March 20, 2020


COVID-19 and Contract Enforceability, March 20, 2020

Employer Relief May Be in Sight – Senate Bill Includes Forgivable Loans to Maintain Payroll for Next Four Months, March 20, 2020

Healthcare Providers May Now Use Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Video Chat, Google Hangouts Video and Skype to Provide Telehealth to Patients During COVID-19 Public Emergency, March 19, 2020



DFI Licensed Lenders and Payday Lenders Should Be Cautious During COVID-19 Crisis, March 19, 2020


President Trump Signs Relief Package for Employers: Families First Coronavirus Response Act, March 19, 2020



COVID-19 Student Loan Impact and COVID-19 Free Testing, March 19, 2020



Wisconsin Acts to Secure State and Federal Assistance for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19, March 18, 2020



April 15, 2020 Due Date Postponed to July 15, 2020 Pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-17, March 18, 2020


Telework, Shortened Work Schedules, Layoffs, and Worksite Closures: Handling Employment Interruptions in the Age of COVID-19,
March 18, 2020



Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19, March 18, 2020



New Limits on Gatherings and Private Businesses in Wisconsin, March 17, 2020


Coronavirus Challenges for Commercial Landlords, March 17, 2020


COVID-19 Impact: Considerations for Business Shutdown Preparation, March 17, 2020


Secretary Azar Waives Certain HIPPA Sanctions and Penalties Against Covered Hospitals, March 17, 2020



Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chain Contracts and Responding to Force Majeure Claims, March 13, 2020



Supporting Local Businesses During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak, March 13, 2020



CMS Suspends Nursing Home Inspections, Offers Guidance in Wake of Coronavirus, March 6, 2020



D|K’s Recent Public Sector-Specific Guidance

Webinar: On the First Day of FFCRA a Lawyer Gave to Me… Navigating Municipal Hurdles in the #SaferAtHome Era, April 1, 2020


Webinar: Managing Education in the #SaferAtHome Era: K-12 Guidance for Administrators, March 27, 2020



FAPE During a Pandemic, What Does it Mean?, March 26, 2020



School District COVID-19 Update and Resources, March 19, 2020



COVID-19 Closes K-12 Public and Private Schools – Public and Private Employers Must Adapt, March 13, 2020



DHS and DPI Issued Guidance for School Districts Preparing for the Coronavirus, March 11, 2020

International, Federal, State, and Local Health and Safety Resources

Coronavirus Mapping and Data Overview:

International Agency Guidance:

Federal Agency Guidance:

Workplace Guidance for Employees and Employers:

State Agency Guidance:

Hospitality Industry Guidance: