COVID-19 & Return to Work

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, a pandemic. In the midst of this evolving health crisis, legal issues are emerging across all industries from banking to manufacturing.  Our COVID-19 attorney response team is here to answer all questions related to COVID-19 from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to new OSHA guidelines and more. In addition, our firm is launching a #StandApartTogether campaign to help the restaurants and businesses impacted by this pandemic in our communities and to support organizations that are doing the same.


Return to Work:

COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Robert ProcterGreg Collins, Mary Parmeter, Laura Peck, Emily Selner, Jonathan Schuster

COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Robert Procter, Greg Collins, Dave McCormack

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Michael Modl, Leslie Sammon, Troy Thompson, Michael Westcott, Dave McCormack

OSHA & Manufacturing:
COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Dave McCormack and Troy Thompson

Banking, Lending & Finance:
COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Laura Peck and David Pelletier

COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Robert Procter, Heath Straka, Judd Genda

COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Don Gallo, Buck Sweeney

Family Law:
COVID-19 Attorney Contacts: Kathryn Grigg, Elizabeth Lanzhammer, Art Kurtz

COVID-19 Timeline

June 2, 2021 – Dane County to Lift All Public Health Orders

May 13, 2020Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates Safer at Home Order

May 11, 2020Governor Evers Issues Executive Order #36, Allowing Retailers to Open with Restrictions

May 3, 2021 – Dane County and Madison Public Health Issues Emergency Order #16, Continues to Ease Restrictions

April 20, 2020 – Governor Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan with Guidance for Reopening Economy

April 16, 2020Governor Evers Extends “Safer at Home” Order Until May 26

March 27, 2020Governor Evers Issues Order Temporarily Banning Evictions and Foreclosures

March 24, 2020Governor Evers Issues “Safer at Home” Order – Closing Non-Essential Business

March 22, 2020 – Wisconsin Governor Evers Suspends Utility Rules and Allows for Additional Consumer Protections

March 21, 2020 – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020

March 20, 2020Governor Evers Issues Updated Mass Gathering Ban Limiting Gatherings to 10 People

March 20, 2020 – Governor Evers Issues Closure of Hair Salons, Barbershops, Spas, Tattoo Parlors, and Tanning Facilities

March 20, 2020 – The U.S. Small Business Administration Approves Governor Evers Request for Disaster Loan Assistance

March 18, 2020 – Governor Evers Issues Order to Workforce Development Regarding Unemployment Insurance

March 18, 2020Governor Evers Issues Emergency Order Restricting Size of Child Care Settings

March 17, 2020Governor Evers Limits Gatherings to 10 or Less People, Bars to Close, and Restaurants Take Out Only

March 16, 2020Governor Evers Directs DHS to Limit Gatherings of 50 or More

March 13, 2020Governor Evers Directs DHS to Close Public & Private K-12 Schools

March 12, 2020Governor Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

March 11, 2020 – World Health Organization Declares COVID-19, commonly called Coronavirus, a Pandemic

January 30, 2020 – World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern


Safer at Home FAQ:

Symptoms & Protection:

COVID-19 Guidance for Employers & Long Term Care Facilities:

Executive Orders from Governor Evers:

FDIC FAQs for Financial Institutions:

FDIC FAQs for Bank Customers:

WEDC Essential Business Declaration:

John Hopkins Coronavirus Map:

COVID-19 & Return to Work Attorneys

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