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Frequently asked questions during COVID-19:

I’m now out of work, where do I apply for unemployment online?

Are there still waiting periods?

I need business help .. now

Microloan Opportunity Still Available

  • Fond du Lac County, through Fond du Lac County Capital Resources, is providing loan opportunities for our business community.  These quick and easy applications are put in place for you, our small business community, to help you during this time. This loan opportunity is limited to businesses in Fond du Lac County and the City of Waupun (Dodge Co. side is included) and is only available while the funding exist!

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 

  • Is available for small businesses since Friday, April 3rd and for Sole Proprietors, it will be available as of April 10th.  Banks will not be able to process loan applications or give any information regarding the loan process until April 3rd. For more information please visit:…/…/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Back to Business program

  • Available for businesses with fewer than 500 employees, located in Jefferson and/or Dodge County.

  • Back to Business is a community business crisis response program that will assist small businesses affected by COVID-19, by delivering help and hope designed to ensure that our businesses survive, recover and are ready to grow post-pandemic.

  • Is available April 1st, and will remain available through the end of July of 2020.  Services are offered virtually and are provided free of charge. More information, as well as the intake form to request services, can be found on the ThriveED website:

When is the IRS sending me the economic impact payment?


What is COVID-19 anyway?


What are the symptoms?

Should we wear masks everywhere?

How many people in WI actually have it?

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This is intended to serve as a resource for agricultural organizations as they prepare for potential impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations. The State of Wisconsin, including the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) in coordination with the Department of Health Services (DHS) Public Health and other local, state, and federal partners. DATCP’s Emergency Response Group is also working to update the department’s plan to ensure continuity of essential operations.

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