The BCHBA will try to keep you informed with the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. Brown County Home Builders Association is not able to provide legal advice. Please consult your attorney before any action is taken.

Click on the links below for updates on COVID-19

 

Info From BCHBA

- Understanding the Small Business Loans Available Comparison (04/02/2020)
Updates on Small Business Loans and New Tax Benefits for Businesses (03/30/2020)
- Keep Us Safe -
Feel free to use the attached signage at your job site (03/30/2020)
Safer at Home FAQ (03/25/2020) - Will I be required to carry documentation to leave my home? 
No. Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is permissible to leave home. Similarly, if a business is an essential business or operation as outlined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue work that is done in compliance with this order.
- Governor Evers "Safer at Home" orders (3/24/2020)
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Orders are in effect through April 30, 2020
- City of Green Bay Current Inspection Procedure (03/25/2020) 
COVID-19 Notice to Employees (03/19/2020) -
Click on the link for Q&A (Word document)
Municipality Update (03/26/2020) Tuesday, March 17, we sent a request to all local municipalities asking if they had a current policy in place on issuing permits and inspections. Attached is a summary of the responses received to date. The good news is, it appears no one is cutting off these services as of today! As responses continue to come in, we will update the spreadsheet.
- Message to BCHBA Members (03/17/2020)

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Info From 5G Benefits (03/20/2020)

There is a lot of information floating around about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and we are getting a lot of important (but the same) questions that employers want answers to regarding health insurance among many other topics, so…..5G Benefits is going to do a WEEKLY WEBINAR every Tuesday at 2pm, starting March 24th, for the next 8 weeks (at least) with Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates. Called “Tuesdays at 2”. Let 5G Benefits do the research for you, and report to you our findings. You can forward this email invite to any person/business owner you think that would benefit from the following information:
- What passed the previous week in the legislature that impacts:
   * Unemployment / Paid time off
   * OSHA announcements
   * Any tax credits for employers or taxes
   * What does temporary employee lay-offs do to their benefit plans?
   * Impacts to my business on business insurance, work comp, and benefits plans?
   * Quarantine updates and preventing the spread
   * Materials that can be provided to leadership and employees
   * Q&A – we will answer or research and find the answers for you!

The login link will be the same for each of the “Tuesdays at 2” webinars. Please register for "Tuesdays at 2" Coronavirus Weekly Webinar by 5G Benefits (Every Tuesday at 2pm) on Mar 24, 2020 2:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7261373107596541708  

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Info From Bellin Health (03/30/2020)

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Info From CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use (03/19/2020) 
Know the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of rumors (03/19/2020)
Stop the Spread of Germs (03/19/2020)
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (03/19/2020)
15 Days to Slow the Spread (03/19/2020)

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Info From CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) 

FAQs Regarding COVID-19 and Human Capital, Tax Impact (03/25/2020)
Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information (03/25/2020)
Resource - Department of Workforce Development

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Info From Construction Executive

Coronavirus and the Construction Industry: How to Handle an Inevitable Day (03/19/2020)
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 Coronavirus Alert: Resources for Employers (03/19/2020)
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COVID-19 Could Impact Contractor Performance Bonds (03/19/2020)

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Info From Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers. (03/23/2020)

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Info From DSPS (Department of Safety and Professional Services

- DSPS Continues to Conduct Building Inspections (03/30/2020)

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Info From FHFA - Federal Housing Finance Agency

- FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties (3/23/2020)
FHFA Directs Enterprises to Grant Flexibilities for Appraisal and Employment Verifications (3/23/2020)
FHFA Authorizes the Enterprises to Support Additional Liquidity in the Secondary Mortgage Market  (3/23/2020)​
FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprises During National Emergency (3/18/2020)
​- Statement from FHFA Director Mark Calabria on Coronavirus (3/10/2020)

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Info From Godrey Kahn S.C. - What employers need to know now

- CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program Update (04/03/2020)
- NEW: DOL issues FFCRA implementation rule, launches feedback campaign (04/03/2020)
- CARES Act: Tax benefits for individuals and businesses (04/03/2020)
CARES Act
 (03/30/2020)
  - CARES Act expands and extends jobless benefits
  - CARES Act increases access to bankruptcy relief for small businesses
  - Antitrust enforcers issue guidance on COVID-19 collaborations
- CARES Act and SBA Paycheck Protection Program (03/30/2020)
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 Emergency legislation: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (03/19/2020)
COVID-19 is a global pandemic and Wisconsin public health emergency: Now what? (03/17/2020)
Assemble your rapid response team and plan now (03/17/2020)
Coverage for coronavirus tests and treatments do not impact HSA contribution eligibility (03/17/2020)

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Info From H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (03/19/2020)

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Info From HUB

- Register for this weeks webinar (03/31/2020)
   
* Managing Your Workforce through the Coronavirus Crisis - 3/31/2020
   * Market Outlook: How the Coronavirus Crisis May Impact Your Corporate Retirement Plan - 4/1/2020
   * Market Outlook: How the Coronavirus Crisis May Impact Your Investment Portfolio - 4/2/2020
- HUB Coronavirus Crisis Resource Center (03/31/2020)
- In Compliance - Important Deadlines, Developments and Insights (03/30/2020)
   * Rescue/Stimulus Bill Expands COVID-19 Testing and Other Items
   * Congress Requires Plans to Cover Coronavirus Testing
   * COVID-19 Essential Health Benefits Bulletin Breaks Little New Ground
   * How Is the ACA Employer Mandate Like a Diamond? It’s Forever.
   * The ACA Gets Its Day in Court, Again
   * Coronavirus/COVID-19 Benefits Considerations
- Congress Requires Plans to Cover Coronavirus Testing (03/19/2020)

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Info From NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

- Stimulus Resources (04/03/2020)
 
* Small Business Administration Loans/Emergency Grants
  * Employee Retention Tax Credit
  * Emergency Sick Leave and Medical Leave
  * Delay of Employer-Paid Payroll Tax Payments
- Update from DHS on Essential Infrastructure Business (03/30/2020)
- Monday Morning Briefing (03/30/2020)
- DHS Designates Residential Construction as "Essential Infrastructure Business" (03/30/2020)
- NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus (03/25/2020)
- Working with the White House to Provide Housing Stimulus - A message from NAHB's Chair, Dean Mon (03/23/2020)
NAHB Update Stimulus Actions in Wake of Coronavirus (03/17/2020)
NAHB Response Act Requiring Employer-Paid Sick and Medical Leave (03/17/2020)

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Info From SBA

- Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans (03/30/2020)
U.S. Small Business Administration - Disaster Loan Assistance -
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters (03/18/2020)

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Info From State of Wisconsin 

- Department of Health Services
   * Emergency Order #12 Safer At Home Order (03/24/2020)
   * Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 50 People or More (03/17/2020)
- Update from Rep. Mike Gallagher - Scroll through the Word document and click on the specified links for more information. (03/17/2020)
   * What You need to Know of About Coronavirus
   * WI Specific Information
   * Teletown Hall with WI DHS Deputy Security Julie Willems Van Dijk
   * Federal Actions Taken
   * Additional Resources

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Info From The Blue Book Building & Construction Network

- COVID-19 Response Plan - (03/27/2020)
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 AGC Wisconsin (Associated General Contractors) (03/27/2020)

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Info From The Insurance Center

- Paycheck Protection Program - Effective February 15, 2020 - June 30, 2020 (03/31/2020)
- DOL Clarifies Exemptions to Coronavirus Paid Leave Law (03/30/2020)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - Employee Rights - Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave (03/25/2020)
The attached poster must be posted in conspicuous places on your premises or where employees are able to be made aware within one week of the law being past.
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HR Compliance Bulletin - DOL Outlines Coronavirus Relief Law's Paid Leave Requirements (03/25/2020)
HR Compliance Bulletin - DOL Issues Guidance on COVID-19 and the FMLA (03/19/2020)
- Mental Well-being During Quarantine - Live Well, Work Well (03/19/2020)
- Paid Employee Leave Signed into Law - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (03/19/2020)

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Info U.S. Chamber of Commerce

- Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (04/01/2020)

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Info U.S. Department of the Treasury

- Assistance for Small Businesses (04/06/2020)

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Info From von Briesen

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Paid Leave now Required for Absences Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (04/01/2020)
Employer Tax Credits in the Families First Coronavirus Response (04/01/2020)
- About COVID-19 von Briesen Task Force Resource (03/25/2020) -
The Task Force has created a dedicated page where you can find information on COVID-19
- Analysis of Wisconsin's Stay at Home Order (03/25/2020)
- Labor and Employment Law Update - Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Should Employers Do? (03/25/2020)

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Info From WBA - Wisconsin Builders Association 

- COVID-19 Response Plan Sample 1 (04/03/2020)
- COVID-19 Response Plan Sample 2 (04/03/2020)
- UPDATED - Safer at Home FAQ - Essential vs. Non-essential (04/03/2020)
- Stimulus Resources (loans, grants, etc) 04/03/2020
CISA Confirms Landscapers as Essential Workers (03/30/2020)

Essential vs Non-essential Professions (03/27/2020) -
Click on the link for Q&A (Word document) 
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Confirmation of Essential Business Letter (03/25/2020) - Please note: Governor Evers has said proof will not be required to show your business/employees are essential. Because several members have asked for a draft letter regardless, we have made one available to members only if you choose to use it and provide it to your employees.
WBA's Safer at Home Order - FAQ (03/25/2020)
Safer at Home FAQ (03/25/2020) - 
Will I be required to carry documentation to leave my home? No. Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is permissible to leave home. Similarly, if a business is an essential business or operation as  outlined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue work that is done in compliance with this order.
Construction Industry Safety Coalition Recommendations: COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction (03/25/2020)
Construction coalition statement on “Safer at Home” Emergency Order (03/25/2020)
- WBA/Axley - Legal Analysis - What does Wisconsin’s Safer At Home Order Mean For The Home Building Industry? (03/24/2020)

- Safer at Home Order Details Released (03/24/2020) 
Governor Evers' Safer at Home Order has been released. Below is a quick summary of the highlights that impact the homebuilding industry after our initial first read. A detailed summary by WBA Outside Legal Counsel Robert Procter is forthcoming. The order is in effect from 8:00am tomorrow until April 30.  For additional questions and clarification, please feel free to read the order in its entirety. A press release from Governor Evers is also available here.
     - Essential Infrastructure
        * page 6-7
           - #10 lists "housing construction" under this category
     - Essential Government Functions
        * page 8
           - #12 lists "building inspectors" under this category
     - Essential Businesses and Operations
        * page 12-14
           - The following businesses are listed under this category
              * financial institutions and services
              * hardware and supply stores ("construction materials" added from OH language per our request)
              * critical trades
              * supplies for essential businesses and operations 
              * professional services that include real estate services 
              * manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries, as well as construction, are
                specifically mentioned
Helpful Resources as you Navigate COVID-19 in Your Workplace (03/23/2020)
 
 *
Department of Safety and Professional Services Impacts
  * Updates on Facemasks and other PPE
  * Protecting Yourself, Your Employees, and Your Worksites
  * Legal Q & A for Associations and Builders
  * Potential Housing Stimulus
  * Labor/Employment-Related Information

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Info From WIPFLI 

- Summary on the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (03/30/2020)
- IRS provides guidance on COVID-19 extension of tax payments (03/19/2020)
- COVID-19 Resource Center (03/19/2020)

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Info From WMC (Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce)

- COVID-19 Update (03/28/2020)
- COVID-19 Update (03/27/2020