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Updated: 9/24/2020, 5:28 p.m.
To review Dane County’s Forward Dane business reopening strategy, click here.
The Chamber has a virtual portal for employers to submit questions relating to COVID-19 and its impact on business. Responses are posted at madisonbiz.com/covid19faq.
To view businesses’ reopening plans that have been shared through our new portal, click here.
To participate in the #JustAsk campaign, print this flyer (English or Spanish) and display it in your business to encourage customers to #JustAsk about policies and procedures being implemented to reduce risks to their health and safety.
To learn more about resources available to small businesses, click here.
To view the Chamber’s agenda for reopening the economy and accelerating our recovery, click here.
To view the first video in the Chamber’s “For You. For Us. Forward.” series, click here.
To learn more about community resources that Greater Madison businesses are offering, click here.
To sign up for regular COVID-19 updates, click here.
Jump to topics:
—BUSINESS REOPENING BEST PRACTICES
—CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
—CITY LOOKING FOR PPE DONATIONS
—COVID-19/RECOVERY UPDATE ARCHIVE
—ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS UPDATE
—FEDERAL RESERVE ACTIONS
—HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
—KIVA SMALL BUSINESS LOAN MATCH PROGRAM
—LUNCH(UP)DATE WITH DR. CARLTON JENKINS
—MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
—MASK AND FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS
—NEW CITY WEBSITE AND RESOURCES
—PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
—PAYING IT FORWARD TO HEALTH CARE HEROES
—PUBLIC HEALTH: BUSINESS IMPACTS
—PUBLIC HEALTH: NEW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
—PUBLIC POLICY RESPONSE PLAN
—READINESS TO REOPEN SELF-ASSESSMENT
—SE NECESITA AYUDA (HELP WANTED)
—SHARE YOUR STORY
—SMALL BUSINESS PANDEMIC SUPPORT GRANT EXPANSION
—STATE COVID-19 RELIEF
—STATEWIDE MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED
—VIRTUAL INDUSTRY MEETING RECAP
—WEDC PPE PORTAL
—WISCONSIN SHARES EXPANDED
STATEWIDE MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED
This week, Gov. Tony Evers extended the statewide mask requirement for individuals age five and older until Saturday, Nov. 21. The full emergency order can be found here, and an updated FAQ document about the order can be found here.
Public Health Madison & Dane County recently issued an order that incorporates aspects of the statewide mask requirement, including mandating face coverings at outdoor taverns and restaurants. That order can be found here.
If you have questions about the order or other issues impacting your business, please continue to submit them through our Q&A portal here and our staff and team of regional partners will work to get you an answer. All responses are posted on our website here.
LUNCH(UP)DATE WITH DR. CARLTON JENKINS
New Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins discussed the start of the new school year, how MMSD is addressing the unique challenges presented by the pandemic, and the facilities and operating referenda going before voters in November during the latest Lunch(UP)date, the Chamber’s weekly program presented by Perkins Coie where you can take a break and enjoy lunch while staying connected, curious and informed.
A UW–Madison graduate, Dr. Jenkins was an Associate Principal at Madison Memorial High School early in his career. He says he returned to Madison because he saw data relating to economic and racial disparities in the district and was inspired to strive for a K-12 school system to match the university and the nation’s tech economy with the most momentum. He said a commitment to improving our schools, including through the upcoming referenda, will allow MMSD to unlock its enormous potential and help transform the city and beyond.
Dr. Jenkins said they continue to follow guidance from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) and the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to help make responsible decisions regarding staff and student safety. While there are challenges relating to childcare and other issues, he is encouraged by technology enabling increased engagement and immediate feedback from families, and he foresees opportunities to partner with districts around the country or even the world.
View the full recording of Lunch(UP)date here.
PUBLIC HEALTH: NEW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) recently sent a letter to licensed establishments in Madison – and copied all licensed food and drink establishments in Dane County – about a change in enforcement procedures, moving away from a policy of education first and now shifting to financial penalties for non-compliance.
According to the letter, PHMDC will partner with the City of Madison Police Department on this effort, with violations carrying a penalty of up to $1,000 per violation. The letter states: “An establishment with an occupancy capacity of 100 is required under the Order to limit indoor capacity to 25%, which is 25 people. Thus, if this establishment is found to have 100 people inside, they face a potential forfeiture of $75,000 plus court costs and fees. In addition, any establishment holding an alcohol beverage license may also be subject to an enforcement action against their alcohol beverage license up to and including suspension or revocation.”
This enforcement change raises many questions that we are working to clarify, including if this is limited to businesses located in the City of Madison. The Chamber continues to advocate for education first and that PHMDC provide guidance that is clear, data-driven and devoid of politics.
PUBLIC HEALTH: BUSINESS IMPACTS
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Chamber has been in regular contact with Public Health, local elected officials and other stakeholders to share our positions on key issues and advocate on behalf of the business community for a safe, effective reopening strategy.
Following a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Dane County, largely centered around an infection increase in those aged 18-22, some have suggested that UW–Madison students should be sent home or that downtown Madison is unsafe. This careless rhetoric has already proven harmful to downtown businesses and contradicts guidance from leading national experts Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx about how to best control the spread of the virus.
The Chamber continues to engage with our partners in the public and private sector to ensure we support local businesses and offer them needed resources. That includes everything from working to lift up childcare opportunities to keep our workforce intact (see below) to communicating insights and analysis gleaned from conversations with Public Health about the Forward Dane reopening plan.
For more about Forward Dane and the Chamber’s advocacy relating to business reopening, check out this story from Cap Times.
CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Following the announcement by the City of Madison, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and United Way of Dane County that they were creating a Child Care Scholarship Fund, we called for employers, foundations and the community to donate to the fund to support Greater Madison families and help close the childcare gap.
Just days after the announcement, several organizations stepped up to give back. We are thankful for the leadership of American Family Insurance, M3 Insurance, MGE Foundation, Madison-Kipp Corp., 6AM Marketing, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, UW–Madison and others who have contributed to date.
The Child Care Scholarship Fund has a goal of raising $400,000 to provide need-based scholarships for approximately 150 children to attend full-time childcare. This ambitious effort is an important foundation to build upon, but we will need more help to reach our collective goal.
To donate, click here.
Read Chamber President Zach Brandon’s column about the fund in the Wisconsin State Journal. Find additional coverage in the Cap Times here and an editorial from WISC-TV here.
WISCONSIN SHARES EXPANDED
The state Department of Child and Families (DCF) has released a series of Back to School guidance documents, including updates to the Wisconsin Shares program, which provides subsidized assistance for families where parents are working.
For the upcoming school year, parents can receive Wisconsin Shares childcare authorizations during the day when school is delivered virtually and childcare is needed for parents to participate in their approved activity, while the program previously restricted eligible financial support to time periods outside of traditional classroom hours. Parents may receive authorizations even if they are working from home, but they must be participating in their approved activity during the times when care is needed.
The Chamber discussed this issue with Gov. Tony Evers during a recent Lunch(UP)date and advocated in follow-up communications for expanded eligibility to provide more flexibility for working parents. The changes announced by DCF will bolster the equilibrium between the education and safety of students and the economic health of their families while enhancing the state’s ability to provide essential services including health care, government, education, utilities, food and transportation logistics.
For more information on Wisconsin Shares, click here.
VIRTUAL INDUSTRY MEETING RECAP
The Chamber recently hosted the latest in our Virtual Industry Meeting (VIM) series, as nonprofit leaders assessed their current needs and shared projections for the three phases of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak: relief, reopening and recovery.
Not-for-profit organizations have been stretched thin during this time with an increase in needs for their services and resources, particularly regarding affordable housing and rent assistance, as well as basic needs like food, diapers and hygiene products. Initially, many organizations transitioned largely to remote work, except for those that support essential services. However, organizations that support vulnerable populations have faced unique challenges in providing services while keeping people safe.
Contrary to initial expectations, many organizations have seen a greater decrease in volunteers than decrease in donations at this point, although several organizations noted that they are projecting revenue losses in 2021 and 2022. Additional challenges include providing needed services for the bilingual community, the mental health toll of the pandemic, and the isolation and lack of connection associated with the digital divide. A majority of participants received assistance through federal programs, though attendees agreed that public-private partnerships will be key to further recovery.
The Chamber has also convened lenders, developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, hoteliers, retailers and leaders in health and wellness, legal and accounting services, education, child care, construction, design, insurance, technology, biotech, healthtech, arts, culture, entertainment and sports as part of our Virtual Industry Meeting series to help inform our advocacy. Please continue to share with us any policy ideas and recommendations.
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
In collaboration with local designers UnderBelly, the Chamber recently launched “Greater Madison: Making the Difference” to tell the stories of area businesses that have taken extraordinary steps to solve the global challenges posed by COVID-19.
The latest company we are highlighting is Teel Plastics, who ramped up its manufacturing to produce hundreds of millions of swab sticks for test kits as the need for increased COVID-19 testing grew in the U.S.
Stay tuned to The BEAM and our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages in the coming weeks for more stories about businesses that are Making the Difference.
We encourage you to share these stories and support local leadership. If you have your own story to share, send it to Director of Business Development Nikki Javurek.
MASK AND FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS
With statewide and Dane County face covering orders both currently in effect, Public Health Madison & Dane County has released additional guidance relating to which requirements must be followed in Dane County.
According to Public Health, individuals age five and older must wear a face covering:
–Indoors and in any enclosed building where people other than members of the person’s household or living unit could be or are present.
–In line to enter any indoor space.
–Driving or riding on public transportation or in a paratransit vehicle, a taxi, a private car service vehicle, a ride-sharing vehicle or any other for-hire vehicle, or a personal vehicle where individuals not from the individual’s household or living unit are present.
–In any other confined space open to the public where individuals congregate, including but not limited to outdoor bars, outdoor restaurants and outdoor park structures.
–That does not have a valve, because a mask with a valve does not prevent droplets from escaping.
Exceptions to the orders are made for certain activities such as while actively eating or drinking, while obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering, when necessary to confirm an individual’s identity or when engaging in work where wearing a face covering would create a risk to the individual, as determined by government safety guidelines.
Visit here for more Public Health guidance on face-covering requirements, along with information on signage, enforcement, how to discuss masks with customers, social media graphics, a fact sheet and answers to frequently asked questions.
KIVA SMALL BUSINESS LOAN MATCH PROGRAM
The City of Madison has announced it is committing $100,000 to match Kiva small business loans. Kiva loans from $1,000 to $15,000 will be available to qualified owners, with the City matching the amount raised at no cost to the business owner.
Kiva is an international, non-profit, crowdfunding platform for small businesses that provides zero percent interest capital to local small businesses with no fee. Businesses use the funding as working capital, then pay back their lenders each month.
If you are interested in a loan – or in becoming a Kiva lender for as little as $25 – click here.
The Chamber recently released a Spanish-language version of the flyer for #JustAsk, a collaboration between the Chamber and Public Health encouraging people to feel comfortable inquiring about the steps businesses are taking to enhance their safety.
Along with balancing the needs of our health and the economy, bolstering public confidence is a critical component to reopening Greater Madison. In addition to participating in #JustAsk, businesses can also share reopening plans through this portal so we can aggregate best practices by industry type and socialize them with businesses and the broader community.
You can print and display the Spanish-language #JustAsk flyer here. The English version can be found here.
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS UPDATE
On June 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.
Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For agricultural businesses that previously submitted an EIDL application through the streamlined portal, SBA will process these applications without the need for re-applying.
The EIDL program offers up to $2 million in assistance to small businesses to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. However, these loans are not intended to make up for lost profits or to be used for expansion.
The CARES Act affords the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an EIDL. This advance will be forgiven, and small businesses may receive an advance even if they are not approved for a loan.
Eligible small businesses can apply here. For a list of recommended documents and required forms as part of the application process, click here.
READINESS TO REOPEN SELF-ASSESSMENT
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has created a self-assessment to help businesses determine their readiness to return to in-person work during the Forward Dane reopening plan. The assessment consists of six sections and should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
At the end of the assessment, the participant will receive a score to give them an idea of how their business is doing and how they can improve. Questions are weighted by importance.
Take the assessment here. Submissions are anonymous and not used by PHMDC.
SHARE YOUR STORY
We have long said that Greater Madison is a place that solves global challenges. Now we are actively collecting stories of businesses that have taken extraordinary steps to solve the global challenge posed by COVID-19.
If you have a story to share, please contact Director of Business Development Nikki Javurek.
BUSINESS REOPENING BEST PRACTICES
As we reopen our economy, we are committed to helping businesses take the steps necessary to ensure the health and safety of their workers and customers. To that end, we are launching a portal to aggregate reopening best practices by industry type, socialize them with businesses and the broader community, advocate on your behalf with local government officials and bolster public confidence in this reopening phase.
Some resources you can consult for examples of reopening procedures and protocols include guidelines from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (general and industry-specific), Wisconsin Safety Council (Returning to Work) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Reopening Guidance and Business FAQ).
Share your reopening plans here.
With our economy on the cusp of reopening, your participation is important as we work to meet this unprecedented challenge. Please contact us with any questions.
WEDC PPE PORTAL
As part of the Wisconsin Ready plan, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is working to identify manufacturers to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other materials to businesses as they reopen.
Businesses looking for PPE can search for masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and shields. Manufacturers of PPE can list themselves as a supplier by filling out a profile on the site.
Learn more here.
SMALL BUSINESS PANDEMIC SUPPORT GRANT EXPANSION
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has announced an additional $10 million in funding for the county’s Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program, bringing total program funding to $10.8 million.
Through the program administered by Dane Buy Local, Dane County small businesses can receive assistance with retaining employees and mitigating losses experienced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the program was announced on April 1, 297 local businesses have received awards totaling more than $890,000.
Business owners can get information and apply for a grant here. Grants as small as $1,000 will be awarded, and applications will be accepted through June 15, 2020.
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new temporary federal program, is now available for self-employed individuals, independent contractors and others who are otherwise ineligible for regular unemployment insurance. Benefits are retroactive to Feb. 8 and payable for up to 39 weeks.
An overview of the PUA program can be found here. For more on PUA eligibility criteria, click here.
STATE COVID-19 RELIEF
On April 15, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers signed into law AB 1038, a bill that was negotiated by Democratic and Republican legislators for weeks. The primary goals of the bill were to enable the state to receive more federal funding, remove penalties for the late payment of taxes and fees and remove regulatory barriers to the delivery of health care during the public health emergency.
Some notable items include:
–A temporary waiver of the one-week waiting period to receive unemployment benefits, retroactive to March 12. This was a requirement for states to be eligible for expanded Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
–UI benefit claims that are due to the public health emergency will not be counted against the employer.
–Expansion of the Work-Share program to include companies as small as two employees and other tweaks that improve the flexibility of the program.
–Allow the Secretary of Revenue to waive interest and penalties on a case-by-case basis for anyone that fails to pay income, sales or gas taxes on time due to the public health emergency.
–All April tax return and estimated tax deadlines are deferred until July 15.
–Taxing jurisdictions are allowed to waive interest and penalties on late property tax payments that are due between April 2 and Oct. 1, as long as the full payment is made by Oct. 1. The county and taxing jurisdiction must first adopt resolutions authorizing the waiver and setting the terms for establishing hardship.
–Requires WEDC to issue a plan by June 30 for providing support to the hardest-hit industries. Those industries include tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, forest products, construction, retail and services.
Many of the fiscal provisions of the Governor’s legislative packages (LRB 5920, LRB 6105) will be funded by the $1.9 billion the CARES Act authorized to the state’s general fund. These funds will arrive no later than April 24 and may be allocated at the Governor’s discretion without legislative approval.
PAYING IT FORWARD TO HEALTH CARE HEROES
A coalition of community partners – led by UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter, Thomas Bradley Insurance, Food Fight, Fearing’s Audio Video Security and Madison Originals – has started Paying it Forward to Health Care Heroes, a new initiative designed to assist restaurants and health care workers impacted by the outbreak.
The initiative enables you to:
–Make a donation to your favorite restaurant and identify that you want your contribution to go toward Health Care Heroes.
–The restaurant will turn your donation into $15 gift certificates, the approximate price of a meal.
–These gift cards will be delivered to UW Health and UnityPoint Health – Meriter, who will then distribute the gift cards to Health Care Heroes as their shift ends.
You can read more coverage about the initiative from the Wisconsin State Journal and In Business magazine.
CITY LOOKING FOR PPE DONATIONS
In March, at the request of Dane County Emergency Management and Public Health Madison & Dane County, the Chamber reached out to Greater Madison bio companies to request an inventory of donatable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That includes masks, face shields, paper gowns and cloth gowns that can be used by healthcare providers and first responders.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has made an appeal to local businesses and residents to help provide cloth face coverings for essential City of Madison staff, including workers in Streets, Parks and the Water Utility. That includes asking businesses to manufacture cloth face coverings and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), if they have the capacity to do so.
Read here for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on how to wear, remove and make your own cloth face covering, as well as proper cleaning and sterilization procedures.
Donations of cloth face coverings will be accepted at Fire Station #2 (421 Grand Canyon Drive) and #8 (3945 Lien Road). Contact the city’s Office of Business Resources to learn more.
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FEDERAL RESERVE ACTIONS
The Chamber recently convened nearly 20 banking and finance leaders for the first in a series of Virtual Industry Meetings, with liquidity challenges a top concern expressed by some participants. Now the Federal Reserve has taken several actions to provide additional liquidity in the form of up to $2.3 trillion in loans.
The Federal Reserve is looking to bolster the effectiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by supplying liquidity to participating financial institutions through term financing backed by PPP loans to small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF) will extend credit to eligible financial institutions that originate PPP loans by taking the loans as collateral at face value. While this is not a new lending program for small businesses, it should give lending institutions the flexibility to extend more loans to businesses.
For a term sheet about the PPPLF, click here. An FAQ can be found here.
The Federal Reserve is also establishing a Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF) to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized businesses by eligible lenders. The U.S. Treasury Department will provide an equity investment of $75 billion to the combined facilities to augment the Federal Reserve’s purchase of up to $600 billion of loans.
The Main Street Lending Program will allow eligible lenders to offer four-year loans to businesses with up to 10,000 employees or revenues of less than $2.5 billion in 2019. All principal and interest payments will be deferred for one year.
Firms seeking the Main Street loans must commit to maintain payroll, retain workers and abide by certain restrictions outlined in the CARES Act. Firms that have taken PPP loans are still eligible for Main Street loans.
A term sheet for the MSNLF is here. A term sheet for the MSELF is here.
NEW CITY WEBSITE AND RESOURCES
The City of Madison has redesigned its website to focus on information about city services impacted by COVID-19, including prominently featuring office openings and closings, direct links to health and community resources, and the latest news and information from city agencies.
In addition, residents are now able to sign up for text and email alerts to stay informed on timely developments related to the COVID-19 response. You can also sign up for the city’s new weekly e-newsletter to receive a compilation of the week’s news and resources, including links to press conferences. Those who subscribe to email alerts will also receive the weekly e-newsletter.
The City’s website, newsletter, email alerts and text alerts are also available in Spanish.
PUBLIC POLICY RESPONSE PLAN
The Chamber is continuing to advise all levels of government on the development of a public policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We’re looking for immediate needs that will help employers and workers. Ideas have ranged from helping the newly unemployed with emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits; specific ways to help shuttered businesses; ways to help businesses with HR issues or health and safety concerns; or any additional challenges you are facing from COVID-19.
Ideas can be related to issues including funding, taxes, licensure, temporary loosening of some agency rules and more. Proposals will be shared with policymakers on an ongoing basis.
Fill out the form here.
SE NECESITA AYUDA (HELP WANTED)
With regular updates and resources being provided for businesses relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to ensure these communications are accessible to all.
If you have experience in language translation around business and government and would be able to assist with this need, please contact Director of Business Development Nikki Javurek.
United Way of Dane County has set up a webpage devoted to providing information about opportunities to volunteer safely during this time of need. Opportunities include food deliveries, child care, serving meals, transporting needed supplies and much more.
Check out a list of volunteer options here.
To help match businesses’ many offers of assistance to the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sharing information about the best ways to connect. That can include selling medical supplies or equipment to the federal government (submit a price quote here and see full details in the solicitation here), donating medical supplies or equipment and submitting an inquiry about supporting the response with non-medical goods and/or services.
In addition, licensed healthcare professionals who want to volunteer can get information and register here. Hospitals and healthcare providers in need of medical supplies should contact their state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
Additional ways to help can be found here.
HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
It is important that we continue to support local businesses to strengthen our economy and be there for our friends and neighbors. Here are just a few ways you can do so:
Tip well. Tip more if you are able to do so. Service workers make much of their living on tips, and your generosity can help make up for fewer people ordering food or buying services.
Keep those tickets. If you bought tickets for a local charitable or arts event that was later canceled, consider not asking for a refund, or tell the organization to keep the money you paid for your ticket as a donation.
Buy gift cards. Purchasing gift cards and gift certificates for yourself and others is a great way to support local businesses now while frequenting them at a later date.
Seek virtual options. You can browse and order items from local businesses, including many retailers, online as an alternative to in-person shopping.
Shop for friends, family and neighbors. When shopping, consider asking those who are vulnerable or less mobile if you can purchase anything for them.
Get delivery or takeout. Call restaurants directly or use an aggregated order and delivery service like Madison’s own EatStreet.
We strongly encourage you to consult these helpful, regularly updated resources as you implement your business’s infectious disease emergency response (IDER) plans:
—CDC: COVID-19 Main Page
—CDC: Situation Summary
—CDC: Resources for Businesses and Employers
—CDC: General Business Frequently Asked Questions
—CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
—CDC: Preventing Spread in Communities
—CDC: Print Resources
—DHS: COVID-19 Information
—PHMDC: COVID-19 Main Page
—City of Madison Civil Rights: Mask FAQ
September 16, 2020 – MMSD Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins
August 27, 2020 – SSM Health Wisconsin Regional President Damond Boatwright
August 20, 2020 – WISC-TV & Madison Magazine Editorial Director Neil Heinen
August 13, 2020 – Gov. Tony Evers and WI Tech Council President Tom Still
August 6, 2020 – Black Chamber President Camille Carter and Latino Chamber President Jessica Cavazos
July 23, 2020 – DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman
July 16, 2020 – Chancellor Rebecca Blank
July 9, 2020 – Public Health Madison & Dane County
June 11, 2020 – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
May 19, 2020 – County Executive Joe Parisi and Public Health Director Janel Heinrich
May 6, 2020 – MMAC President Tim Sheehy
April 29, 2020 – WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes
April 24, 2020 – UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan
April 17, 2020 – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
April 9, 2020 – SBA Wisconsin Director Eric Ness
April 2, 2020 – Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
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